Robert Kidston (1852–1924): biography of a Scottish palaeobotanist

  title={Robert Kidston (1852–1924): biography of a Scottish palaeobotanist},
  author={Christina Thomson and Ian P. Wilkinson},
  journal={Scottish Journal of Geology},
  pages={161 - 168}
Synopsis This brief biography summarizes the life of Scots-born Robert Kidston (1852–1924), who was arguably the best and most influential palaeobotanist of his day. In over 180 scientific papers he laid the foundations for a modern understanding of the taxonomy and palaeobiology of Devonian and Carboniferous plants. His expertise was critical to the research and curation of the Geological Survey and British Museum (Natural History) and excavations of Glasgow's Fossil Grove introduced the great… 
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XXXII.—On Old Red Sandstone Plants showing Structure, from the Rhynie Chert Bed, Aberdeenshire. Part IV. Restorations of the Vascular Cryptogams, and Discussion of their bearing on the General Morphology of the Pteridophyta and the Origin of the Organisation of Land-Plants
This part of the account of our examination of the plants preserved in the silicified peat-bed of early Old Red Sandstone age found at Rhynie will be devoted to the consideration of a number of
XXIII.—On the Internal Structure of Sigillaria elegans of Brongniart's “Histoire des végétaux fossiles”
Before giving a description of the specimen which forms the subject of this communication, it seems desirable that a brief summary of the literature dealing with the internal structure of Sigillaria
Fossil Plants of the Carboniferous Rocks of Great Britain
Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain Palæontology.Vol. 4, Part 1: Fossil Plants of the Carboniferous Rocks of Great Britain. (Second Section.) By Dr. Robert Crookall. Pp. iv + 84 + 24
The Flora of the Carboniferous Period. First Paper
I have pleasure in complying with the request of your Council to read before your Society a short account of the Flora of the Carboniferous Formation, and in so doing shall, as far as possible, avoid
The Flora of the Carboniferous Period. Second Paper
The Lycopodiaceae, Sphenophylleae, Cordaiteae, Coniferae, and Ginkgoaceae will be shortly considered, and the chief genera belonging to this group which occur in Britain are examined.
Fossil Osmundaceae
Fossil Osmundaceae.-KIDSToN and GWYNNE-VAUGHAN'3 have continued their interesting investigations on the fossil Osmundaceae. In the case of the most important of the species which they describe
XXIV.—On Old Red Sandstone Plants showing Structure, from the Rhynie Chert Bed, Aberdeenshire Part I. Rhynia Gwynne-Vaughani, Kidston and Lang
The chert of the Muir of Rhynie, containing plant-remains, was discovered by Dr W. Mackie of Elgin while investigating the sedimentary and volcanic rocks of Craigbeg and Ord Hill which occur in that
Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow
THIS catalogue of fossils will doubtless be of great use not only to local geologists, but to others at a distance, who may desire to compare the treasures of English and Irish Carboniferous strata
XXVI.—On Old Red Sandstone Plants showing Structure, from the Rhynie Chert Bed, Aberdeenshire. Part III. Asteroxylon Mackiei, Kidston and Lang
Asteroxylon Mackiei was a plant of more complicated organisation and larger size than either Rhynia or Hornea , which have been described from the silicified peat-bed at Rhynie in the two preceding
XXXI.— The Fossil Plants of the Carboniferous Rocks of Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, and of Parts of Cumberland and Northumberland
This communication deals with the fossil plants of the Calciferous Sandstone Series and Carboniferous Limestone Series of Eskdale and Liddesdale; of the Lower Coal Pleasures of Canonbie; of the