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Harkness, Robertlocked

  • Beryl Ambrose-Hamilton


Harkness, Robert (1816–1878), geologist, was born at Ormskirk, Lancashire, on 28 July 1816, the son of Richard and Ellen Harkness. He was educated at Dumfries high school and Edinburgh University (1833–4) where he studied under Robert Jameson and J. D. Forbes. Between 1834 and 1848 he lived in ...

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