OUTLINE OF THE LIFE OF SIR ANDREW CROMBIE RAMSAY
1814 Born at Glasgow, 31 January, third child of William Ramsay, a manufacturing chemist, and his wife Elizabeth Crombie.
1827 Death of his father. Became clerk in a cotton-grower's office.
1840 British Association meeting at Glasgow: ACR did major part of work on a map and model of the Isle of Arran.
1841 Published book on Isle of Arran; visited London at the invitation of Sir Roderick Murchison: appointed Assistant Geologist on the Geological Survey.
1845 Appointed as Local Director.
1848-51 Professor of Geology, University College, London.
1849 Election as Fellow of the Royal Society.
1851-76 Professor of Geology, Royal School of Mines (affiliated to the Geological Survey).
1852 Marriage to Louisa Williams, 20 July.
1858 Death of ACR's mother.
1862-4 President of the Geological Society.
1867-81 Director for England and Wales, Geological Survey.
1871 Received Wollaston medal of the Geological Society.
1871 Awarded Royal medal of the Royal Society.
1891 Death on 9th December.