Hilary Meinhard Bauerman 1833-1909
I am a volunteer with Fort Langley National Historic Site in British Columbia, Canada. As part of our duties there, we re-enact members of the North American Boundary Commission 1858-62, who mapped and surveyed the 49th Parallelbetween Canada and the United States.
As an amateur Lapidary and geologist it seems fitting that I portray Hilary Bauerman (1834-1909), the geologist of the expedition.
Unfortunately, information on Bauerman is almost non-existent here and so I have extended my search back to the Old Country.
I recently contacted the Geological Society and the Assistant Librarian, Wendy Cawthorne, was most helpful in pointing me in the direction of further research avenues. She informed me that Bauerman attended the Government (later Royal) School of Mines in London in 1851 -1853 and from there went on to study at the Freiberg Mining Academy in 1853 - 1856. This school is now part of the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. Apparently Bauerman was recommended to the Academy by Sir Roderick Murchison who was the Director-General of the Geological Society at the time. Any information would be of great help and very much appreciated indeed.
I thank you for your time and remain,
David Funk, Esq.