Warington Wilkinson Smyth M.A., F.R.S.

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1817 Born at Naples, son of Admiral W.H. Smyth D.C.L., F.R.S., etc. and of daughter of British Consul at Naples, Thomas Warington.
Educated at Westminster and Bedford Schools and Trinity College, Cambridge.
1839 Took B.A. degree. Gained travelling bachelorship and travelled for four years in Germany, Austria, Hungary, European Turkey and Asia Minor, studying mineral products and mining industries.
1844 Returned to England.
1845 Appointed to Geological Survey. Memoir Vol. II part 2 (1848), essays in….
1851 On formation of Royal School of Mines, became lecturer on mineralogy (till 1881) and mining (till 1890).
Appointed Inspector of Mineral Property of the Duchy of Cornwall, then Chief Mineral Inspector to the Crown.
1856-1866 Hon. Secretary Geological Society.
1856 Published “A year with the Turks”.
1866-1867 President of Geological Society.
1867 Published “A rudimentary treatise on coal and coal mining”.
1874 Appointed Chairman of Royal Commission on Accidents in Coal Mines.
1874-1890 Foreign Secretary of Geological Society.
1887 Knighted.
1890 Died June 19th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth, M.A., F.R.S. Born 1817, died 19th June 1890. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 7 p.383-384. 1890

Obituary. [Source unknown - held with Guppy ms.]

Obituary by F.W. Rudler. [Source unknown - held with Guppy ms.]

Times 20th June 1890. [Copy held with ms.]

Warington Wilkinson Smyth — Wikipedia article

Smyth, Warington Wilkinson (SMT835WW). Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge

SMYTH, SIR WARINGTON WILKINSON (1817-1890) — Encyclopedia Britannica v 25 1911 on Wikisource

Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth (1817-1890), Mining engineer and geologist — National Portrait Gallery

Warington Wilkinson Smyth — Findagrave.com

Portrait of Warington Wilkinson Smyth Geological Society of London.

Warington Wilkinson Smyth — Wikidata, Portrait

Crook Denise. Smyth, Sir Warington Wilkinson (1817–1890). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25959

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Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Smyth, W.W. (1846). An account of the mining academies of Saxony and Hungary. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.I. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 1). London : HMSO. 485-494.

Smyth, W.W. ; Reeks, T. ; Rudler, F.W. ; Geological Museum (1864). A catalogue of the mineral collections in the Museum of Practical Geology, with introductory and explanatory remarks. London : HMSO.

Smyth, W.W. (1846). Note on the Gogofau, or Ogofau, Mine near Pumpsant Caermarthenshire. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.I. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 1). London : HMSO. 480-484.

Smyth, W.W. (1853). Note on the mode of working the coal and ironstone of south Staffordshire. (Rec Sch Mines; 1/2). London : HMSO.

Jukes, J.B. ; Forbes, E. ; Playfair, L.P. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Percy, J. ; Hunt, R. ; Institute of Geological Sciences ; Geological Museum (1852). Lectures on gold for the instruction of emigrants about to proceed to Australia. London : D. Bogue.

Smyth, W.W. (1853). On the mines of Wicklow and Wexford. (Rec Sch Mines; 1/3). London : HMSO.

Smyth, W.W. (1848). On the mining district of Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.II, Part II. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 2/2). London : HMSO. 655-684.

Smyth, W.W. (1852). On the value of an extended knowledge of mineralogy and the processes of mining (being the introductory lecture to the course of mineralogy and mining). (Rec Sch Mines; 1/1). London : HMSO.

Maps[edit]

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Oldham, T. ; Wyley, A. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Egan, F.W. ; McHenry, A. (1855, rev. 1901). Sheet 121 Bray. Rev. ed. / Igneous Rocks revised. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Oldham, T. ; Wyley, A. ; Smyth, W.W. (1855). Sheet 121 Bray. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Wyley, A. ; Oldham, T. ; Smyth, W.W. ; McHenry, A. ; Du Noyer, G.V. ; Jukes, J.B. (1855, rev. 1901). Sheet 130 Wicklow. Rev. ed. / The Trappean rocks re-surveyed. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Wyley, A. ; Oldham, T. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Du Noyer, G.V. ; Jukes, J.B. (1855, rev. 1862). Sheet 130 Wicklow. Rev. ed. / The Trappean rocks re-surveyed. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Wyley, A. ; Oldham, T. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Jukes, J.B. (1855). Sheet 130 Wicklow. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Oldham, T. ; Willson, W.L. ; Wyley, A. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Egan, F.W. ; McHenry, A. (1856, rev. 1901). Sheet 138 Tullow. Rev. ed. / Igneous Rocks revised. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Oldham, T. ; Willson, W.L. ; Wyley, A. ; Smyth, W.W. (1856). Sheet 138 Tullow. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

Geological Survey of Ireland ; Oldham, T. ; Willson, W.L. ; Wyley, A. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Egan, F.W. ; McHenry, A. (1856, rev. 1901). Sheet 139 Arklow. Rev. ed. / Trappean Rocks re-surveyed. (Geological Survey of Ireland one inch [geological map series], 1:63 360). Dublin : Geological Survey of Ireland.

External publications[edit]

Smyth, W.W. (1854). Notes on miners' schools and mining academies. London : Chapman & Hall.

Smyth, W.W. ; Brown, T.F. (1900). A rudimentary treatise on coal and coal mining. 8th ed. (Weales's Scientific & Technical Series). London : Crosby Lockwood.

Smyth, W.W. (1886). A rudimentary treatise on coal and coal mining. Sixth Edition (revised and enlarges). (Weales's Scientific & Technical Series). London : Crosby Lockwood and Co. 7, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill.

Smyth, W.W. On the occurrence of Feather ore (Plumosite) in Foxdale Mine, Isle of Man : Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall v.10 1887 p.82-89.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/3/138 W.W. Smyth: Analysis of sand.
GSM/DC/A/C/3/313 W.W. Smyth: Report on Oldbury and Coppall collieries.
GSM/DC/A/C/3/339 W.W. Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/3/399 W.W. Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/286 WW Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/339 W W Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/12 W W Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/103 W W Smyth: Annual Progress Reports.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/513 W W Smyth: Letter of resignation.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/306-310,332,431,470 W W Smyth: Letters concerning the administration of the Royal School of Mines.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/310 W W Smyth: Letter on iron ore from Sierra Leone.
GSM/DC/A/C/11/85 W W Smyth: Letter accepting employment.
GSM/DC/A/C/12/23 W W Smyth: Letter on his Cardiganshire report
GSM/DC/A/C/12/120.132 W W Smyth: Letters on colliery disasters
GSM/DC/A/C/13/170 W W Smyth: Letter on his employment by the Duchy of Cornwall
GSM/DC/A/C/13/189 W W Smyth: Letter on his Staffordshire Coalfield report
GSM/GL/Sm W W Smyth
GSM/MG/C/12/4 B. Anthony: Letters to W.W. Smyth about Canadian apatite.
GSM/MG/C/12/188 W.W. Smyth: List of ore specimens from Hungary.
GSM/MG/C/12/200 W. Templeton: Letter to W.W. Smyth about Penmaenmawr specimens.
GSM/MG/C/12/229 Wilkins & Weatherby: Letters to W.W. Smyth about iron wire.

Other archives[edit]

Smyth, Sir Warington Wilkinson (1817-1890) Knight Mineralogist — Entry at The National Archives