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Date Details
1876 Born
1901 Geologist
1911 Petrographer (District Geologist)
1925 Murchison Medal
1927 Fellow Royal Society (Nature, 20th July 1935, p 95)
1935 Died

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Spencer, L.J. Obituary - Herbert Henry Thomas. Born 13th March 1876, died 12th May 1935. Mineralogical Magazine v. 24 (153) 1936.

Smith, B. Obituary - Herbert Henry Thomas, Petrographer. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society v. 92 1936.

Black, M. Obituary - Hugh Hamshaw Thomas. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London Pt. 1611 1963.

Herbert Henry Thomas 1876-1935. Obituary Notices, Royal Society, No 4. 1935 p. 591. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.1935.0024

Herbert Henry Thomas — Wikipedia article

A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.

Sabine, Peter A. Thomas, Herbert Henry (1876–1935) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36475

Publications[edit]

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Richey, J.E. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Dixon, B.E. ; Eyles, V.A. ; Lee, G.W. ; Radley, E.G. ; Simpson, J.B. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Scotland (1930). The geology of Ardnamurchan, north-west Mull and Coll (A description of sheet 51 and part of sheet 52 of the geological map). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland); 51 & 52). Edinburgh : HMSO.

Hinxman, L.W. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Macgregor, M. ; Clough, C.T. ; Read, H.H. ; Thomas, H.H. (1923). The geology of Corrour and the Moor of Rannoch (Explanation of sheet 54) (with contributions by CT Clough and petrological notes by HH Thomas and HH Read) Mem Geol Surv G B (Scotl) (Sheet) (Edinburgh). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland)). Edinburgh : 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.

Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Lee, G.W. ; Richey, J.E. ; Thomas, G.V. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Wright, W.B. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Scotland (1925). The geology of Staffa, Iona and Western Mull (A description of sheet 43 of the geological map). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland); 43). Edinburgh : HMSO.

Carruthers, R.G. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Anderson, W. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1932). The geology of the Cheviot Hills. Explanation of Sheets 3 and 5. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Eastwood, T. ; Gibson, W. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Whitehead, T.H. ; Cunnington, C.H. ; Thomas, H.H. (1923). The geology of the country around Coventry, including an account of the Carboniferous rocks of the Warwickshire Coalfield. Explanation of sheet 169 (with contributions by HH Thomas and CH Cunnington) Mem Geol Surv G B (Sheet) (London). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Wedd, C.B. ; King, W.B.R. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Lamplugh, G.W. ; Simmons, W.C. ; Thomas, H.H. (1924). Geology of the country around Flint, Hawarden, and Caergwrle. Explanation of sheet 108. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Strahan, A. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Dixon, E.E.L. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1907). The geology of the South Wales Coalfield : part 7 The country around Ammanford, being an account of the region comprised in sheet 230 of the map. (Mem Geol Surv Eng Wales Geol South Wales Coalfield). London : HMSO.

Strahan, A. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Dixon, E.E.L. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Wilkinson, B.S.N. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1909). The geology of the south Wales coalfield. Part X, The country around Carmarthen, being an account of the region comprised in sheet 229 of the map. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. England and Wales). London : His Majesty's Stationery Office.

Strahan, A. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Dixon, E.E.L. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Jones, O.T. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1914). The geology of the south Wales coalfield. Part XI, The country around Haverfordwest, being an account of the region comprised in sheet 228 of the map. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. England and Wales). London : His Majesty's Stationery Office.

Cantrill, T.C. ; Dixon, E.E.L. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Jones, O.T. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1916). The geology of the south Wales coalfield. Part XII, The country around Milford, being an account of the region comprised in sheet 227 of the map. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. England and Wales). London : His Majesty's Stationery Office.

Guppy, E.M. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Ennos, F.R. ; Sutcliffe, R. (1931). Chemical analyses of igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and minerals. London : HMSO.

Thomas, H.H. Notes on the railway-cuttings between Clarbeston and Letterston in Pembrokeshire : Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of the UK and Museum of Practical Geology for 1904, Appendix 4, p.170-171.

Lee, G.W. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Buckman, S.S. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Scotland (1925). The Pre-Tertiary geology of Mull, Loch Aline, and Oban (Being a description of parts of sheets 35,43,44,45 and 52 of the one-inch geological map of Scotland). (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland)). Edinburgh : HMSO.

Bailey, E.B. ; Clough, C.T. ; Wright, W.B. ; Richey, J.E. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Seward, A.C. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Bosworth, T.O. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Ennos, F.R. ; Holttum, R.E. ; Lee, G.W. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Radley, E.G. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Scotland (1924). Tertiary and post-Tertiary geology of Mull, Loch Aline, and Oban : (A description of parts of sheets 43,44,51 and 52 of the geological map). 1987 Reprint. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland)). Edinburgh : HMSO.

External publications[edit]

Thomas, H.H. ; Smith, W.C. (1914). An apparatus for cutting crystal-plates and prisms. Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 17 pt/no 79 (1914) p. 86-96 (1914) ; p. 86-96.

Thomas, H.H. (1925-27). Appendix on the 'Kenward Stone'. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (1854)Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine vol. 43 ; Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 43(143) 1925 p.210-212 (1925) ; p.210-212.

Thomas, H.H. (1922). Certain xenolithic tertiary minor intrusions in the Island of Mull. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lxxviii pt/no 3 (1922) p. 229-260 (1922) ; p. 229-260.

Thomas, H.H. (1909). A contribution to the petrography of the new red sandstone in the west of England. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. LXV (1909) p. 229-245 (1909) ; p. 229-245.

Thomas, H.H. (1909). Detrital andalusite in tertiary and post-tertiary sands. Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 15 pt/no 70 (1909) p. 241-244 (1909) ; p. 241-244.

Thomas, H.H. (1976). The engineering of large dams. London : John Wiley & Sons Ltd..

Thomas, H.H. ([1916]). Geological map of the Lake District, 1:253 440 : [extracted from] Marr, J.E. The geology of the Lake Distrct and the scenery as influenced by geological structure. Cambridge : The University Press, 1916. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Thomas, H.H. ; Macalister, D.A. (1909). The geology of ore deposits. (Arnold's geological series). London : Edward Arnold.

Thomas, H.H. (1902). Minerals of the bunter pebble-bed. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. LVIII (1902) p. 620-632 (1902) ; p. 620-632.

Thomas, H.H. (1900). New species of Dalmania and Olenus. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lvi (1900) p. 616-619 (1900) ; p. 616-619.

Thomas, H.H. (1905). On an epidote from Inverness-shire. Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 14 pt/no 64 (1905) p. 109-114 (1905) ; p. 109-114.

Thomas, H.H. (1921). On the Innes Wilson collection of rocks and minerals from the south Shetland Islands and Trinity Islands. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol. LIII pt. I no. 5 (1921) p. 81-89 (1921) ; p. 81-89.

Barrow, G. ; Thomas, H.H. On the occurrence of metamorphic minerals in calcareous rocks in the Bodmin and Camelford areas, Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol.XV, no.69, 1908, p113-123.

Anderson, E. M. ; Radley, E.G. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Bailey, E.B. (1916). The pitchstones of Mull and their genesis : Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Vol 71 pt/no 2 (1916) p 205-216. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London ; Vol 71 pt/no 2 (1916) ; p 205-216.

Thomas, H.H. ; Jones, O.T. (1912). The pre-Cambrian and Cambrian rocks of Pembrokeshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lxviii (1912) p. 374-400 (1912) ; p. 374-400.

Thomas, H.H. ; Hallimond, A.F. (1921). A refractometer for the determination of liquid mixtures. Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 19 pt/no 92 (1921) p. 124-129 (1921) ; p. 124-129.

Thomas, H.H. ; Hallimond, A.F. ; Radley, E.G. (1920). Refractory materials: ganister and silica-rock - sand for open-hearth steel furnaces - dolomite. Petrography and chemistry. (Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain; 16). London : HMSO.

Thomas, H.H. (1911). The Skomer volcanic series. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. LXVII (1911) p. 175-214 (1911) ; p. 175-214.

Barrow, G. ; Thomas, H.H. Some additional localities for Idocrase in Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol.XV, no.70, 1909, p238-240.

Thomas, H.H. (1923). The source of the stones of Stonehenge. The Antiquaries Journal Vol. 3 pt/no 3 (1923) p. 239-260 (1923) ; p. 239-260.

Richey, J.E. ; Thomas, H.H. (1932). The Tertiary ring complex of Slieve Gullion (Ireland). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lxxxviii pt/no 4 (1932) p. 776-849 (1932) ; p. 776-849.

Thomas, H.H. ; Cox, A.H. (1924). The volcanic series of Trefgarn, Roch, and Ambleton. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lxxxx pt/no 4 (1924) p. 520-548 (1924) ; p. 520-548.

Thomas, H.H. ; Smith, W.C. (1932). Xenoliths of igneous origin in the Tregastel-Ploumanac'h granite, cotes du nord, France. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Vol. lxxxviii (1932) p. 274-296 (1932) ; p. 274-296.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DR/By/S/1 Correspondence to range of geologists on various issues inc fossils from Mull. Letters from and to E.B.Bailey inc: Flett, Kitchin, Gibson, B.N.Peach, T.Robertson, H.H.Thomas...
GSM/DR/Ft/A/2 Correspondence on range of issues: letters to Bromehead, C.Davidson, H.Dewey, Fairley, A.Geikie...
GSM/DR/Ml/A/1 Correspondence including letters to Flett, Kitchin, Phemister, and H.H.Thomas. Also large... 3 files numbered i, ii and iii
GSM/DR/Sb/4/2 Correspondence relating to "Handbook of the Geology of Great Britain" edited by JW Evans and C J... Includes correspondence from the publisher, Thomas Murby and from many of the contributors.
GSM/DR/St/A/37 James Swift & Son: Report by Dr Thomas on calcite prism
GSM/GL/An/1 Correspondence with Flett, Peach, Phemister, H.H. Thomas and others.
GSM/GL/Cl/9 Correspondence from Clough to other geologists: letters to Flett, Kitchin, E.T.Newton, B.N.Peach, Teall, H.H.Thomas, W.Topley and H.B.Woodward
Correspondence with other geologists; letters to H.A.Allen, C.H.Dinham, Flett, Kitchin, J.Pringle, Rudler, Strahan and H.H.Thomas.
GSM/GL/Ct/4 Correspondence: letters to H.Allen, E.B.Bailey, Hester, Kitchin, Stubblefield, H.H.Thomas and others
GSM/GL/Di/4 Correspondence with other geologists: letters to E.C.Bullard, W.Dewar, C.H.Dinham, T.Eastwood, F.l.Kitchin, G.H.Mitchell, J.Pringle, A.Strahan and H.H.Thomas; also some letters to Dixon.
GSM/GL/Jn/1 Correspondence: letters to E.E.L.Dixon, T.N.George, F.L.Kitchin, W.F.P.McLintock, W.J.Pugh, A.Strahan and H.H.Thomas
GSM/GL/Ta/3 Correspondence; letters to Flett, Howe, Kitchin, McLintock and H.H.Thomas
GSM/GL/Th H.H.Thomas Herbert Henry Thomas joined the Survey in 1901 and followed Flett as Petrographer in 1911.
GSM/GL/Wr/44 Letter From H H Thomas to W B Wright