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Jehu-Campbell Collection of “Highland Border Series” Fossils

TitleJehu-Campbell Collection of “Highland Border Series” Fossils
DescriptionThis collection consists of approximately 150 fossils from cherty beds in Aberfoyle. Many of the fossils in the collection were used as figures to illustrate the article ‘The Highland Border Rocks of the Aberfoyle District’ published by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1918. The “Highland Border Series” has been traced as an interrupted belt along the southern border of the Highlands from Stonehaven on the east to the island of Arran on the west, and it is prolonged into Ireland. The best exposures in Scotland occur in Arran, in the district between Loch Lomond and Callander, and in Forfarshire and Kincardineshire. They consist of cherts or jaspers and shales, sometimes associated with limestones and with some peculiar igneous rocks. The collection was formed by Thomas James Jehu and Robert Campbell who met while at Edinburgh University. Jehu was born in Wales in 1871 but was educated in Scotland. After a period as a lecturer at St. Andrew’s, he was appointed as a Professor of Geology at Edinburgh University in 1914, where he remained until his death in 1943. Robert Campbell was born in 1881 in Scotland and lectured at the University of Edinburgh from 1904, before becoming a reader in Petrology at the University in 1922.
CustodianThomas James Jehu; Robert Campbell.
Custodial HistoryDonated to the University by Thomas James Jehu and Robert Campbell, both formerly from the Department of Geology.
OriginAberfoyle; Edinburgh; Europe; Scotland; Scotland; Scotland; Stirling; United Kingdom; University of Edinburgh
Parent Collection Geology Collection

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