Lionel Weiss' photographs of geologists in the Scottish Highlands

Lionel Weiss and I overlapped in Edinburgh for a short but productive period between my visit to Berkeley in the summer of 1952 and my return to California as Professor of Geology at Pomona College in 1954. We began work together on superposed folding in the Loch Leven area which Lionel completed this after I had left (The paper was published in the Journal of Geology). I considered this an important study, because I had previously restricted my investigation to areas in which the fold axes were parallel; e.g. the area between Grantown and Tomintoul (QJGS, 1951).

John M. Christie had completed his B.Sc. degree in Edinburgh and had started work on the Moine Thrust in Assynt area – for which he later received his Ph.D. degree. John joined me at Pomona in 1955 and, after two years, accepted a permanent appointment in the Geology Department at U.C.L.A. where he had a distinguished career. John is now Emeritus Professor, and a special issue of the Journal of Structural Geology was named in his honour.

Lionel has given me three photographs taken in 1954.

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Scottish Highlands 1954

Photographs by Lionel E. Weiss

1. 2. 3.
Donald McIntyre
in the field
1954.
Taking a break
with the chanter.
Loch Eriboll,
Sutherland
John Christie &
Donald McIntyre
Ardvreck Castle, Assynt.

Not Holmes & Dr Watson
despite our Peterson pipes!

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