Henry Thomas De la Beche
|1796||Born. Early life spent in Devon and Dorset.|
|1810||Entered Military School of Great Marlowe.|
|1819||Observations on depth and temperature of Lake Geneva published in “Biblioteque Universelle”.|
|1820||Published in “Edinburgh Philosophical Journal”.|
|1824||Visited Jamaica. Memoir on Jamaica published in “Transactions Geological Society”.|
|1st volume published = Translation with notes, of a selection of Geological Memoirs from the “Annales des Mines”.|
|1829||“A notice on the excavation of valleys”|
|“Sketch of a classification of European rocks”.|
|Series of 40 “Sections and views illustrative of geological phenomena”.|
|1831||“The manual of geology”, (2nd edition 1832).|
|1834||“Researches in Geology”.|
|Began geological mapping in Cornwall.|
|Became attached to Ordnance Survey under Colonel Colby.|
|1835||Appointed Director of officially recognized Geological Survey.|
|1837||Obtained sanction for Museum of Geology, Appointed Director (Museum opened 1841).|
|1840||Established Mining Record Office at Craigs Court.|
|1839||Published “Report on Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset”. (First maps ready for publication 1934).|
|1847||President of Geological Society.|
|1848||Knighted. Other honours: Knight Commander of Danish orderv of Dannebroq. Knight Commander of Belgian Order of Leopold. Correspondent of Institute of France. Etc.|
|1853||2nd edition “Geological Observer”.|
|1855||Died April 13th.|
Biographies and obituaries
II. The Geological Survey under Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche, 1835–1835 From: Flett, J.S. 1937. The History of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office.
1835 De la Beche starts alone From: Bailey, Sir Edward. Geological Survey of Great Britain. London: Thomas Murby, 1952.
British Geological Survey. Black Lives Matter statement. 2020.
McKenna, G. From De la Beche to the digital library
Hamilton, W.J. Obituary - Henry Thomas De la Beche. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 12 p.xxxiv-xxxviii. 1856
Quarterly Journal (1855).
Illustrated London News, May 17th, 1851.
Henry De la Beche — Wikipedia article
53 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue
Paper to Geological Society: On the geology of South Pembrokeshire
Paper to Geological Society: On Lias of coast in vicinity of Lyme Regis
Paper to Geological Society: Paper to Geological Society: On Chalk and Greensand in vicinity of Lyme Regis……
Paper to Geological Society: Remarks on the geology of Jamaica.
Paper to Geological Society: On the geology of Tor and Babbacombe Bays, Devon.
Paper to Geological Society: On the geology of environs of Nice and coast Thence to Ventiquiniglia.
Paper to Geological Society: On the geology of the neighbourhood of Weymouth and adjacent parts of coast of Dorset (with Buckland).
Memoirs: Essays in Volume I (1846).
Memoirs: Cornwall, Devon and Somerset (1839).
Additional notes by W.J.H. from D.N.B.: 1796 - Born in a London suburb. Father a Military Officer. 1832 - £300 granted & appointed to conduct a geol. Survey under Board of Ordnance. Previous mapping in mining district of Devon & Cornwall at his own expens
Sharpe, Tom The De la Beche archive at Amgueddfa Cymru