5 September 1813|
Clapham, Surrey, England
|Died||28 July 1893 (aged 79)|
Edward Charlesworth (5 September 1813 – 28 July 1893) was an English geologist and palaeontologist.
Edward Charlesworth was the eldest son of the Rev John Charlesworth. He studied medicine but abandoned a career in this discipline in 1836 to work in the British Museum.He was interested in the Crag fossils of East Anglia and in the period 1835-1838 debated with Charles Lyell on the age and nature of the Crag formations. At this time he took over the Magazine of Natural History associated with William Bean.The Magazine of Natural History is, in contemporary scientific literature, often referred to as "Charlesworth's Magazine".
- Pyrah, Barbara, 1988. The history of the Yorkshire Museum and its geological collections, ISBN 1-85072-042-8
- Marham, R. 1976. Notes on Edward Charlesworth, 1813-1893. Ipswich geol.Group Bull 18, 14-16.