Joseph George Cumming

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Joseph George Cumming (15 February, 181221 December, 1868) was an English geologist and archaeologist.

Born at Matlock in Derbyshire, Cumming was educated at Oakham Grammar School, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, taking the degree of MA, and entering holy orders in 1835.

In 1841 he was appointed vice-principal of King William's College, Castletown, in the Isle of Man, and this position he held until 1856. During this period his leisure time was devoted to a study of the geology and archaeology of the island. The results were published in a classic volume The Isle of Man: Its History, Physical, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Legendary published in 1848.

In 1856 he became master of King Edward's Grammar School at Lichfield, in 1858 warden and professor of classical literature and geology in Queens College, Birmingham, in 1862 rector of Mellis, in Suffolk, and in 1867 vicar of St Johns, Bethnal Green, London. He died in London on the 21st of September 1868.

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