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Date Details
1888 Born
1913 Geologist
1926 Senior Geologist

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Disney Alexander Wray (1888-1982)

Publications[edit]

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Wray, D.A. The Barnsley Coal and its variations : Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of GB and Museum of Practical Geology for 1926, Appendix 6, p.127-137.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Eastwood, T. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Dewey, H. ; Wray, D.A. (1915). Barytes and witherite. (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 2). London : HMSO.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Eastwood, T. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Dewey, H. ; Wray, D.A. (1916). Barytes and witherite. 2nd ed. (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 2). London : HMSO.

Wilson, G.V. ; Eastwood, T. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Wray, D.A. ; Dines, H.G. ; Robertson, T. (1922). Barytes and witherite. 3rd ed. (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 2). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Slater, L. ; Eddy, G.E. (1931). The correlation of the Arley Mine of Lancashire with the Better Bed Coal of Yorkshire. (Summ Prog Geol Surv G B Mus Pract Geol; 1930/2). London : HMSO.

Wedd, C.B. ; Smith, B. ; King, W.B.R. ; Wray, D.A. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Thomas, H.H. (1929). The country around Oswestry. Explanation of one-inch geological sheet 137, new series. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 137). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Trueman, A.E. ; Jackson, J.W. ; Trueman, A.E. (1934). The fauna of the Lower Coal Measures in West Yorkshire, with notes on the Lower Coal Measure fossils from Messrs Jarmain's boring, Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield by Professor AE Trueman AND J Wilfrid Jackson. (Summ Prog Geol Surv G B Mus Pract Geol; 1933/2). London : HMSO.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Dewey, H. ; Wray, D.A. (1922). Fluorspar (with contributions by DA Wray, H Dewey and CEN Bromehead) (3rd edition). (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 4). London : HMSO.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Wray, D.A. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Dewey, H. (1917). Fluorspar (with contributions by H Dewey and CEN Bromehead) (2nd edition). (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 4). London : HMSO.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Wray, D.A. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Dewey, H. (1916). Fluorspar (with contributions by H Dewey and CEN Bromehead). (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 4). London : HMSO.

Wedd, C.B. ; Smith, B. ; Simmons, W.C. ; Wray, D.A. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1923). The geology of Liverpool, with Wirral and part of the Flintshire Coalfield. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 96). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Cope, F.W. ; Jones, R.C.B. ; Tonks, L.H. (1948). The geology of Southport and Formby (with contributions by LH TONKS and RCB Jones) Explanation of sheets 74 and 83. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Mitchell, G.H. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Wray, D.A. ; Stubblefield, C.J. ; Crookall, Robert ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1947). Geology of the country around Barnsley : Explanation of sheet 87. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 87). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. (1930). The geology of the country around Huddersfield and Halifax Explanation of sheet 77. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Edwards, W.N. ; Wray, D.A. ; Mitchell, G.H. (1940). Geology of the country around Wakefield. Explanation of sheet 78. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Pocock, R.W. ; Wray, D.A. ; Cantrill, T.C. (1925). The geology of the country around Wem. Explanation of one-inch geological sheet 138, new series. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Wright, W.B. ; Sherlock, R.L. ; Wray, D.A. ; Lloyd, W. ; Tonks, L.H. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1927). Geology of the Rossendale Anticline : Explanation of Sheet 76. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 76). London : HMSO.

Whitehead, T.H. ; Anderson, W. ; Wilson, V. ; Wray, D.A. ; Dunham, K.C. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Dunham, K.C. (1952). The Liassic ironstones. (Memoir (Economic) Geological Survey of GB; 1952). London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Wray, D.A. (1932). The major subdivisions of the Coal Measures in Yorkshire. (Summ Prog Geol Surv G B Mus Pract Geol; 1931/2). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Trueman, A.E. (1931). The non-marine lamellibranchs of the Upper Carboniferous of Yorkshire and their zonal sequence. (Summ Prog Geol Surv G B Mus Pract Geol; 1930/3). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Melmore, S. (1931). Notes on some recent deep borings at Huddersfield. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society Vol. 22 pt/no 1 (1931) p. 31-51 (1931) ; p. 31-51.

Wray, D.A. On a boring at Bootle, near Liverpool : Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of GB and Museum of Practical Geology for 1921, Appendix 5, p.159-161.

Strahan, A. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Dewey, H. ; Cunnington, C.H. ; King, W.B.R. ; Simmons, W.C. ; Wray, D.A. (1916). On the thicknesses of strata in the counties of England and Wales exclusive of rocks older than the Permian. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Edwards, W.N. ; Trotter, F.M. ; Wray, D.A. (1954). The Pennines and adjacent areas. 3rd ed.. (British regional geology; 8). London : HMSO.

Edwards, W.N. ; Trotter, F.M. ; Wray, D.A. (1975). The Pennines and adjacent areas. 3rd ed. (6th reprint). (British regional geology; 8). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Geological Survey and Museum (1936). The Pennines and adjacent areas. (British regional geology; 8). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Geological Survey and Museum (1948). The Pennines and adjacent areas. 2nd ed.. (British regional geology; 8). London : HMSO.

Pocock, R.W. ; Whitehead, T.H. ; Wedd, C.B. ; Robertson, T. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Davies, W.M. ; Stubblefield, C.J. ; Wray, D.A. (1938). Shrewsbury district including the Hanwood Coalfield. Explanation of sheet 152 (with contributions by DA Wray, CJ Stubblefield and TC Cantrill, and an appendix on soils and agriculture by WM Davies) Mem Geol Surv G B (Sheet 152) (London). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Wilson, G.V. ; Wray, D.A. (1928). Upton colliery sinking. (Summ Prog Geol Surv G B Mus Pract Geol; 1927/2). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Geological Survey and Museum. Water supply from underground sources of North Wales and parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Shropshire (quarter-inch geological sheets 9 and 10) : part 2 Well-catalogues for new series one-inch sheets 96 (Liverpool) and 97 (Runcorn), Wartime Pamphlet of the Geological Survey of GB no.26/2, 1943 - 57p.

Wray, D.A. ; Earp, J.R. (1944). Water supply from underground sources of North Wales and parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Shropshire (quarter-inch geological sheets 9 and 10), part 3: Well-catalogues for new series one-inch sheets 108 (Flint), 109 (Chester), 121 (Wrexham) and 122 (Nantwich). (Wartime pamphlet (Geological Survey of Great Britain); 26/3). London : Geological Survey and Museum.

External publications[edit]

Wray, D.A. (1929). The Carboniferous succession in the central Pennine area. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society Vol. 21 pt/no 3 ; Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society Vol 21 pt/no 3 (1929) p. 228-287 (1929) ; p. 228-287.

Trueman, A.E. ; Wray, D.A. ; Wright, W.B. ; Kellaway, G.A. ; British Association for the Advancement of Science. Coal Measure correlation : [discussion]. Report of the Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 1936 p.352-356.

Wray, D.A. ; Great Britain. Dept. of Overseas Trade ; British Economic Mission to Serbia (1921). The geology & mineral resources of the Serb-Croat-Slovene state being the report of the geologist attached to the British Economic Mission to Serbia. London : HMSO.

Barker, W.R. ; Wray, D.A. Marine horizons in the coal measures of the Barnsley district : Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 21(4) 1930 p.322-333.

Wray, D.A. (1929). The mining industry in the Huddersfield district. The Tolson Memorial Museum publications handbook 6 / edited by TW Woodhead. Hull : Brown & Sons, 1929. p 7-24 (1929) ; p 7-24.

Wray, D.A. (1922). The karstlands of western Yugoslavia. Geological Magazine Vol 59 pt/no 4-6 (1922) p 392-409 (1922) ; p 392-409.


BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/GL/Wr/51 Letter From D A Wray to W B Wright
GSM/GL/Wy D.A.Wray Wray joined the Survey in 1913
GSM/GX/Z/484 Wray, D A