Links and references

There are some links below to publications by and about Gideon Mantell, his life and work. See separate page on this site for where to buy original publications. Also follow for updates

Some of his writings are available here to download or read online

Mantell’s unpublished journal ed J. Cooper (2010) consist of those parts of his journals that don’t feature when E. Cecil Curwen published his abridged version of Gideon Mantell’s Journal (Oxford University Press 1940)

Thoughts on a pebble: or a first lesson in geology. 1849. Written for his youngest son Reginald. Published as a Google faximile

A Descriptive Catalogue.. of the Museum in Brighton. 6th ed 1836. Published as a Google faximile

The Medals of Creation or First Lessons in Geology 1854  Biodiversity Heritage Library ebook read online

The Fossils of the South Downs 1822 Biodiversity Heritage Library ebook read online

See here for some useful links and comments from the contemporary newspapers of Mantell’s time in Brighton kindly compiled and shared by John Cooper of Brighton’s Booth Museum

Mantell produced an anonymous record of his life as a country doctor Memoirs of the life of a country surgeon Published 1845

Mantell wrote Appendix I to Horsfield’s History and Antiquities of Lewes Vol I in which he describes, with illustrations, the Outline of Natural History of the Environs of Lewes

A list of his publications can be downloaded here as THE PUBLICATIONS of GIDEON MANTELL

Links to his life and times

An article here covers his life and work pretty comprehensively taken from a paper presented at the History of Medicine 19 June 1971 meeting with the Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society in Proceedings of the  Royal Society of Medicine Volume 65 February 1972 215-221

Gideon Mantell:Facts, Discussion Forum and Encyclopaedia entry pub. by Absolute Astronomy

Tales from Te Pape Mantell’s discoveries as held in the Museum in New Zealand.

Trial of Hannah Russell article on Mantell’s vital input in this trial using his medical and forensic knowledge

A series of booklets were produced by Anthony Brook of the West Sussex Geological Society in 2002. Book one here Momento Mori in facsimile covers articles and contemporary accounts of Mantell’s life and works published shortly after his death in 1852.

Other places to read about Mantell’s life and works are:

A visit to the Mantellian Museum at Lewes, by Robert Bakewell, published 1829 in Magazine of Natural History (vol. 3, article, pp.9-17)
Gideon Algernon Mantell, L.L.D., F.R.S., by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.158-159) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]
Gideon Algernon Mantell, LL.D., F.R.G.S., F.R.S., Surgeon and Geologist, by Sidney Spokes, M.R.C.S., published 1927 (xv + 263 pp., John Bale, Sons and Daniel and Son Ltd.) accessible at:  East Sussex Libraries

Review by W. H. G. [W. H. Godfrey] in Sussex Notes and Queries, May 1928

The Journal of Gideon Mantell, Surgeon and Geologist. Covering the Years 1818-1852, edited by Eliot Cecil Curwen, published 1940 (xii + 315 pp., London: Oxford University Press) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503531] & East Sussex Libraries
Gideon Algernon Mantell: A Bibliography With Supplementary Essays, by Dennis R. Dean and David Norman, published 1 December 1998 (279 pp., Scholars Facsimiles, ISBN-10: 0820115193 & ISBN-13: 9780820115191)
Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs, by Dennis R. Dean, published 1999 (xix + 290 pp., Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 9780521420488) accessible at East Sussex Libraries


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