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Arthur Beavor Wynne

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Arthur Beavor Wynne (15 October 1837 – 22 December 1906) was an Anglo-Irish geologist who worked in Geological Survey of India. He worked on stratigraphy of the Himalayas, and the geology of parts of western India.

Born in Sligo, his father was Richard Beavor Wynne - a grandson of Owen Wynne (1723-1789) of Hazelwood House, Co. Sligo - and his mother was Hannah Matilda Taafe Irwin.[1] He joined the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1855 and moved to the Indian Geological Survey in 1862. After working for 11 years, he retired due to ill health and in 1883, he rejoined the Irish Survey. He became a president of the Royal Geological Society of Ireland in 1889. He died in Switzerland.[2]

His works included his notes on the geology of Kutch and Bombay.[3][4]

He was an uncle of Kathleen Lynn,[1] a pioneer of medical services for children in Ireland and chief medical officer to the Irish Citizens' Army in the Easter Rising of 1916.


  1. ^ a b Burkes Irish Family Records. London: Burkes Peerage. 1976. p. 1229.
  2. ^ "Arthur Beavor Wynne". Geological Magazine. 5 (3): 143. 1908. Bibcode:1908GeoM....5Q.143.. doi:10.1017/S0016756800137380.
  3. ^ Wynne, A.B. (1872). "Memoir on the Geology of Kutch to Accompany the Map Compiled by A.B. Wynne and F. Fidden during the Season of 1867-1868 and 1868-1869]". Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India. 9: 1–293.
  4. ^ j. m (1867). "II.—On the Geology of the Island of Bombay. By A. B. Wynne, F.G.S., etc. Geological Survey of India". Geological Magazine. 4 (34): 165–166. Bibcode:1867GeoM....4..165J. doi:10.1017/S0016756800205566.
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