• Russell McCormmach
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 28)


Two years after his paper on earthquakes, in 1762 Michell was appointed professor of geology in the University. For this position, he had able competition in the astronomer Nevil Maskelyne, who subsequently was appointed astronomer royal over Michell, but as a geologist Michell clearly was the better qualified of the two. He was thirty-eight at the time of his appointment, and he had been a fellow of Queens’ for the past thirteen years.


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