David Hiram Williams

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A geological report on the Damoodah Valley by D.H. Williams. 1850. Title page.


1839 Joined Geological Survey April 15th. Worked with Logan in South Wales.
1845 Appointed Geological Surveyor to East India Company.
Examined and reported on the Raniganj coalfield: “A geological report on the Damoodah Valley” (1850).
1849 Died of jungle fever at Hazaribagh.
See J.F. North “History of Geology in South Wales” (Transactions Cardiff Naturalists Society vol. LXVII (1934)) and other referenced (North), Ibid vol. LXV (1934).

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Memoir on Indian Surveys. C.R. Markham (1878) p. 209

Sharpe, T. and McCartney, P. J.The papers of H. T. De la Beche (1796–1855) in the National Museum of Wales, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Geological series no. 17: 1998. pp 257. ISBN 0-7200-0454-03.

David Hiram Williams and the search for coal — from South Wales to Bengal, 1839–1848

BGS Archives[edit]

GSM/GL/Wm David Hiram Williams Obituary file