Leonard Johnston Wills M.A.

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Date Details
1884 Born February 27th.
1909 Joined Survey.
Memoir “London Wells” (1913) with Barrow.
1913 Resigned.
Appointed Lecturer at Birmingham University.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Leonard Johnston Wills — Wikipedia article

Sarjeant, W. (2004, September 23). Wills, Leonard Johnston (1884–1979), geologist. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 30 Aug. 2020, from https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-31842.

Wills, L. J. Bernard Smith : [obituary]. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 93(4) 1937 p.cvii-cix.

Publications[edit]

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Wedd, C.B. ; Smith, B. ; Wills, L. J. ; Lamplugh, G.W. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1927). The geology of the country around Wrexham : Explanation of one-inch geological sheet 121, new series part 1 Lower Palaeozoic AND Lower Carboniferous rocks. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 121). London : HMSO.

Wedd, C.B. ; Smith, B. ; Wills, L. J. ; Lamplugh, G.W. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1928). The geology of the country around Wrexham : Explanation of one-inch geological sheet 121, new series part 2 Coal measures and newer formations. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 121). London : HMSO.

Wills, L. J. (1976). The Trias of Worcestershire and Warwickshire. (Report (Institute of Geological Sciences (Great Britain)); 76/2). London : HMSO.

Barrow, G. ; Wills, L. J. (1913). Records of London wells. (Memoir (Water Supply) Geological Survey of GB; 1913). London : HMSO.

Maps[edit]

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Smith, B. ; Wills, L. J. (1912). Sheet 8 SW - Merionethshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Merionethshire ). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Wills, L. J. (1913). Sheet 16 NW - Merionethshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Merionethshire ). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Wills, L. J. ; King, W.B.R. (1912). Sheet 16 SW - Merionethshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Merionethshire ). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

External publications[edit]

Wills, L. J. Bernard Smith : [obituary]. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 93(4) 1937 p.cvii-cix.

Wills, L. J. The Bunter formation at the Bellington Pumping Station of the East Worcestershire Waterworks Company. Mercian Geologistvol.3 No.4 ; Mercian Geologist 3(4) 1970 p387-397 ; p387-397.

Wills, L. J. ; Dunham, K.C. (1956). Concealed coalfields : a palaeographical study of the stratigraphy and tectonics of mid-England in relation to coal reserves. London : Blackie.

Wills, L. J. (1978). A conjectural palaeogeological map of Wales & England : south of the latitude of Manchester and north of the Variscan Front (see Plate 1), as in End-Silurian times (395-400mya), 1:625 000 : In: Geological Society London memoir ; no. 8, 1978. Plate 2. In: Wills, L. J. ; Leake, B.E. ; Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. A palaeogeological map of the Lower Palaeozoic floor below the cover of Upper Devonian, Carboniferous and later formations : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian outcrops in adjacent areas. (Geological Society of London Memoir; no. 8). London : Geological Society of London. 1, map.

Wills, L. J. (1978). England and Wales a palaeogeological map of the Lower Palaeozoic floor below the cover of Upper Devonian, Carboniferous and later formations : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of the Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian outcrops in adjacent areas 1:625 000 : In: Geological Society London memoir no. 8, 1978. Plate 1. In: Wills, L. J. ; Leake, B.E. ; Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. A palaeogeological map of the Lower Palaeozoic floor below the cover of Upper Devonian, Carboniferous and later formations : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian outcrops in adjacent areas. (Geological Society of London Memoir; no. 8). London : Geological Society of London. 1, map.

Wills, L. J. (1973). England and Wales a palaeogeological map of the Palaeozoic floor below the Upper Permian and Mesozoic Formations : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of the Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian outcrops in adjacent areas as in Permo-Triassic times 1:625 000 : In : Geological Society London memoir ; no. 7, 1973. Plate 1. In: Wills, L. J. A palaeogeographic map of the Palaeozoic floor below the Permian and Mesozoic formations in England and Wales : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of the Palaeozoic outcrops in adjacent areas as in Permo-Triassic times. (Geological Society memoir; no.7). Geological Society of London.

Wills, L. J. ; Pocock, R.W. ; International Geological Congress (1948). West Midlands. guide to excursion A.7 of the 18th IGC (1948).

Wills, L. J. (1911). Worcestershire. (Cambridge County Geographies). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Wills, L. J. ; Smith, B. The Lower Palaeozoic rocks of the Llangollen district. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 78(2) 1922 p.176-226.

Wills, L. J. (1910). On the occurrence of wind-worn pebbles in high-level gravels in Worcestershire. Geological magazine, Decade V, Vol. 7 pt/no 553 (1910) p. 299-302 (1910) ; p. 299-302.

Wills, L. J. (1973). A palaeogeographic map of the Palaeozoic floor below the Permian and Mesozoic formations in England and Wales : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of the Palaeozoic outcrops in adjacent areas as in Permo-Triassic times. (Geological Society memoir; no.7). Geological Society of London.

Wills, L. J. (1951). A palaeogeographical atlas of the British Isles and adjacent parts of Europe. London : Blackie and Son Limited.

Wills, L. J. (1950). The palaeogeography of the Midlands. Liverpool : University Press of Liverpool.

Wills, L. J. (1948). The palaeogeography of the Midlands. Liverpool : University Press of Liverpool.

Wills, L. J. ; Leake, B.E. ; Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (1978). A palaeogeological map of the Lower Palaeozoic floor below the cover of Upper Devonian, Carboniferous and later formations : with inferred and speculative reconstructions of Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian outcrops in adjacent areas. (Geological Society of London Memoir; no. 8). London : Geological Society of London.

Wills, L. J. ; Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (1973). A palaeogeological map of the Palaeozoic floor below the Permian and Mesozoic formations in England and Wales: with inferred and speculative reconstructions of the Palaeozoic outcrops in adjacent areas as in Permo-Triassic times. (Geological Society of London Memoir; 7). London : Geological Society of London.

Wills, L. J. (1929). The physiographical evolution of Britain. London : Edward Arnold.

Wills, L. J. The pleistocene development of the Severn from Bridgnorth to the sea : Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 94(2) 1938 p.161-242.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DR/Sb/8/3 Publications "The Pleistocene History of the West Midlands" by Prof L J Wills; "Note on the water supply of...
GSM/GX/Te/7/86 Bailey Wills Expedition- Dodoma to Babiti. Ruaha River ferry crossing. 1929
GSM/GX/Z/470 Wills, L J

Other archives[edit]

Wills, Leonard Johnston (1884-1979) Geologist The National Archives