Dawson, George Mercer


Dawson, George Mercer
(1849-1901)
   Son of Sir J. W. Dawson (q.v.). Studied geology and palæontology under Huxley, Ramsay and Etheridge at the Royal School of Mines, London. Geologist and botanist to North American Boundary Commission, 1873-1875. Appointed to staff of Geological Survey, 1875; assistant director, 1883; director, 1895. One of British commissioners in Bering Sea Arbitration, 1892.
   Bib.: For his numerous reports and papers on geological and allied subjects, seeGeneral Indexes to Geological Survey Reports, 1863-1884, and 1885-1906; and Bibliography of the Royal Society (R. S. C., 1894). For biog., see Morgan, Can. Men.

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