In the early 19th century, ancient fossils formed the basis of cutting-edge discoveries. Geology still hovered between amateur pursuit and scientific profession. Mary Buckland, married to the dinosaur-discovering William, participated in international research networks, and was a silent partner in creating some of the new discipline's most important works.
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10/22/2015 09:47:17 am
Lydia Mary Buckland married Gordon McGrath in South Africa . He died in Cape Town on 3/7/1934.where he had been in charge of Salt River Railways
10/22/2015 10:59:26 am
I'm afraid I can't, sorry. 5 of the Bucklands' 9 children survived to adulthood, but Frank is the only one on whom I could find further biographical information, and he has no apparent connections to South Africa. The searchable records of the National Archives might help: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Best of luck with your search!
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