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  • John Shearson Hyland, Ph.D., F.G.S.Source: The Irish Naturalist, Vol. 7, No. 6 (Jun., 1898), p. 153Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: .Accessed: 14/06/2014 20:29

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  • 1898.] 153



    We regret to record the death of one of the oldest of Dublin naturalists, Dr. Samuel Gordon, who passed away on April 29th, at the ripe age of

    $2 years. A hard-working medical mian, associated with several of the Dublin hospitals, and at one time President of the College of Physicians, Dr. Gordon was much interested in natural history. He -was a menmber

    of the now extinct Dublin Natural History Society, and served for nmany years on the Council of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland, the

    Presidency of which he held from I893 ulntil the end of last year.


    Many Dublin naturalists who recall the presence of Dr. Hyland on the

    staff of the Irish Geological Survey from I888 until I89I, during which

    time he carried out some valuable petrological work, will be grieved to

    learn that he succumbed to an attack of fever at Elinina, West Africa,

    on April i9th, at the early age of 32. A native of Liverpool, Hylanld

    studied at University College in that city, and later at Leipzig, under the

    famous Zirkel, taking his doctor's degree in I888 with a thesis on the

    rocks of Kilimanjaro. After his too brief service in Dublin, he turned

    to mine-prospecting, and the last seven years of his life were passed in

    North America and tropical Africa, investigating the geology and mineral

    resources of new regions.


    The death of Dr. C. Herbert Hurst on May ioth, IS98, at the early age of 42, cannot but be regarded as sad and untimely. More than once about

    Chlristmas time he expressed concern at the loss of blood consequent on

    the removal of a number of teeth. Blood-poisoning followed, and when

    influenza seized him, more than one who knew his weak state of health felt there was cause for alarm, which proved too well justified by the fatal result.

    Dr. Hurst was born in Lancashire and received his early edu cation, including a liberal amount of science, in the Manchester

    Grammar School. Later he went as a Science Teacher in Training to

    the Royal College of Science, London, where he worked under Frankland in chemistry, and later under Huxley in biology. He never forgot his obligations to these two men. On leaving London he was persuaded to take a post as Science Master in a boarding school in Yorkshire, where

    work was hard and discipline severe. Dr. Hurst modelled his lectures

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    Article Contentsp. 153

    Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Naturalist, Vol. 7, No. 6 (Jun., 1898), pp. 129-156Wild-Flowers in a County Dublin Garden [pp. 129-134]Impressions of Achill [pp. 135-143]Proceedings of Irish Societies [pp. 143-147]NotesSaxifraga umbrosa in Queen's County [p. 148-148]Saxifraga umbrosa Linn. in Cos. down and Antrim [p. 148-148]Neotinea intacta in County Galway [p. 149-149]Coleoptera from Valentia Island [p. 149-149]Early Pararge megaera in Co. Tipperary [p. 149-149]Hydrobia Jenkinsi, Smith, in Co. Doneg [p. 150-150]Helix limbata, Drap., a Pyreneen Shell Introduced at Belfast [p. 150-150]Spring Migrants in Co. Wexford [p. 151-151]The Grasshopper Warbler [p. 151-151]The Stock Dove in Queen's County [p. 151-151]Little Bittern in Wexford [p. 152-152]Ferruginous Duck and Buzzard in Ireland [p. 152-152]The Mice of the North Bull, Dublin Bay [p. 152-152]

    ObituarySamuel Gordon, M.D. [p. 153-153]John Shearson Hyland, Ph.D., F.G.S. [p. 153-153]C. Herbert Hurst, Ph.D. [pp. 153-155]

    Review: A Scientific Guide-Book [pp. 155-156]


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