Abstract

According to Gordon L. Davies (1967), George Hoggart Toulmin (1754–1817) probably plagiarized from James Hutton, and was not important in the history of geology. But Toulmin's views differed from Hutton's in important respects, and he was perhaps more indebted to Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon and to John Brown. That Toulmin translated the geological writings of J.A.C. Chaptal shows that his interest in geology was a lasting one.

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