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date: 27 November 2020

Elles, Gertrude Lilianlocked

(1872–1960)
  • Mary R. S. Creese

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Elles, Gertrude Lilian (1872–1960), geologist and palaeontologist, was born on 8 October 1872 in Wimbledon, Surrey, one of six children of Jamison Elles, an importer of Chinese goods, and his wife, Mary Chesney. Her father was Scottish and, when she was a child, family holidays were often spent in the Scottish highlands. She was educated at ...

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British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire