skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Searles Valentine Wood


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 Anglian crag pits, and of the Hampshire Tertiaries, and French Eocene fossil Mollusca.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.