Searles Valentine Wood

1789-1880

Geologist. Served in the East India Company’s mercantile fleet, 1811-26. Became a partner, with his father, in a bank at Hasketon, near Woodbridge, until 1839. Appointed curator of the museum of the Geological Society of London, 1838; elected fellow of the Geological Society, 1839. Studied the fossils of the East Anglican crag pits, and of the Hampshire Tertiaries, and French Eocene fossil Mollusca.

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