Dr Jackson spent most of his working life at the Museum in Manchester University.
He was a close colleague, and friend, of Sir William Boyd Dawkins and followed many of his research interests, especially in geology, archaeology and cave studies.
Jackson was an expert in both fossil and recent Mollusca and Brachiopoda.
JWJ spent a great deal of time working in Derbyshire and his connection with the area was strengthened when he became an Honorary Consultant to Buxton Museum.
When he retired in 1945 he decided to move to Buxton and spent a long, and highly productive ‘retirement’ there until his death in 1978, in his 99th year.
His daughter, Alicia, generously donated many of Jackson’s papers and books to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
You can find out more about Dr Jackson in the articles attached to this page.