William Augustus Edmond Ussher

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1849 Born July 8th.
1868 Joined Geological Survey.
1868 Chief work in south-west Counties – correlations of Trias and Carboniferous of Devon with other parts and succession and subdivision of Devonian rocks (with Champernowne).
1868 Results in Memoirs. Q.J. papers and Transactions Devon Association.
1892 Promoted to Geologist.
1909 Retired.
1914 Murchison Medal.
1920 Died March 19th.

Survey publications[edit]

1907 Memoir: "Plymouth" (1907)
1904 Memoir: "Kingsbridge" (1904)
1903 Memoir: "Torquay" (1903)
1902 Memoir: "Exeter" (1902)
1913 Memoir: "Newton Abbot" (1913)
1912 Memoir: "Ivybridge" (1912)
1906 Memoir: "Wellington and Chard" (1906)
1908 Memoir: "Quantock Hills" (1908)
1890 Memoir, in part – "North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire" (1890)
1888 Memoir, in part – "Lincoln" (1888)
1911 Memoir, in part – "Sidmouth" (1911)
1909 Memoir, in part – "Bodmin" (1909)
1912 Memoir, in part – "Dartmoor" (1912)

Geological Survey of England and Wales One inch to one mile Old Series maps (provisional list)[edit]

MAP_ID Sheet number Solid or Drift Year Variant Title Authors Published statement
1501 7 S 1869 3 [Western part of,London St,,Albans,Wendover, High Wycombe, Windsor, Staines, Uxbridge.] Cretaceous lines by H. Bauerman & W. Whitaker (Corrections by W. Whitaker 1865.) Tertiary lines by W. Whitaker, T.R. Polwhele & R. Trench. The Drift surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, F.J. Bennett, W.A.E. Ussher, J.H. Blake & C.E. Hawkins 1869 The Geology published December 1861. [1869]
1502 7 D 1877 1 [Western part of,London St,,Albans,Wendover, High Wycombe, Windsor, Staines, Uxbridge.] Cretaceous lines by H. Bauerman & W. Whitaker (Corrections by W. Whitaker 1865.) Tertiary lines by W. Whitaker, T.R. Polwhele & R. Trench (Corrections by H.W. Bristow and W. Whitaker 1870.) The Drift surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, F.J. Bennett, W.A.E. Ussher, J.H. Blake & C.E. Hawkins 1869-70. The Geology published December 1861. Published December 1871. [1877]
1505 7 S 1885 5 [Western part of,London St,,Albans,Wendover, High Wycombe, Windsor, Staines, Uxbridge.] Cretaceous lines by H. Bauerman & W. Whitaker (Corrections by W. Whitaker 1865.) Tertiary lines by W. Whitaker, T.R. Polwhele & R. Trench (Corrections by H.W. Bristow and W. Whitaker 1870.) The Drift surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, F.J. Bennett, W.A.E. Ussher, J.H. Blake & C.E. Hawkins 1869-70. The Geology published December 1861. Published December 1871. Railways inserted to September 1885.
1436 7 S 1885 6 [Western part of,London St,,Albans,Wendover, High Wycombe, Windsor, Staines, Uxbridge.] Cretaceous lines by H. Bauerman & W. Whitaker (Corrections by W. Whitaker 1865.) Tertiary lines by W. Whitaker, T.R. Polwhele & R. Trench (Corrections by H.W. Bristow and W. Whitaker 1870.) The Drift surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, F.J. Bennett, W.A.E. Ussher, J.H. Blake & C.E. Hawkins 1869-70. The Geology published December 1861. Published December 1871. Railways inserted to September 1885.
1764 18 S 1875 3 [Wincanton, Sherborne, Beaminster, Langport, Ilchester, Yeovil, Crewkerne, Ceme Abbas.] Geological lines surveyed by H.W. Bristow. Geological information revised and Penarth Beds inserted in the North-West quarter by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward and W.A.E. Ussher 1871-72 Geological information published July 5th 1850. Published 1875.
1767 19 S 1873 3 [Bath, Frome, Axbridge, Wells, Glastonbury, Bruton, Mere, Somerset Coalfield, and southern part of Bristol Coalfield.] Geologically surveyed by Sir H.T. De. La. Beche, J. Phillips, D. Williams, A.C. Ramsay, H.W. Bristow, W. T. Aveline & T.E. Jones. Geological information revised and Penarth Beds surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, W.A.E. Ussher and J.H. Blake. (Additional Coal-crops from the map prepared for Mr. Prestwich by Mr. John Anstie for the Royal Coal Commission 1871; inserted 1873.) New Edition published May 1873
1768 19 S 1873 4 [Bath, Frome, Axbridge, Wells, Glastonbury, Bruton, Mere, Somerset Coalfield, and southern part of Bristol Coalfield.] Geologically surveyed by Sir H.T. De. La. Beche, J. Phillips, D. Williams, A.C. Ramsay, H.W. Bristow, W. T. Aveline & T.E. Jones. Geological information revised and Penarth Beds surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, W.A.E. Ussher and J.H. Blake. (Additional Coal-crops from the map prepared for Mr. Prestwich by Mr. John Anstie for the Royal Coal Commission 1871; inserted 1873.) Additions 1899. New Edition published May 1873
1769 19 S 1873 5 [Bath, Frome, Axbridge, Wells, Glastonbury, Bruton, Mere, Somerset Coalfield, and southern part of Bristol Coalfield.] Geologically surveyed by Sir H.T. De. La. Beche, J. Phillips, D. Williams, A.C. Ramsay, H.W. Bristow, W. T. Aveline & T.E. Jones. Geological information revised and Penarth Beds surveyed by H.W. Bristow, H.B. Woodward, W.A.E. Ussher and J.H. Blake. (Additional Coal-crops from the map prepared for Mr. Prestwich by Mr. John Anstie for the Royal Coal Commission 1871; inserted 1873.) New Edition published May 1873
1009 83 S 1886 1 [Lincoln, Market Rasen, Horncastle, Gainsborough.] Geologically surveyed by W.H. Penning, W.H. Dalton, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E, Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne and A. Strahan Geology published Decr. 1886
1010 83 D 1886 1 [Lincoln, Market Rasen, Horncastle, Gainsborough.] Geologically surveyed by W.H. Penning, W.H. Dalton, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E, Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne and A. Strahan Geology published Decr. 1886
1011 83 S 1886 2 [Lincoln, Market Rasen, Horncastle, Gainsborough.] Geologically surveyed by W.H. Penning, W.H. Dalton, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E, Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne and A. Strahan Geology published Decr. 1886
1012 83 D 1886 2 [Lincoln, Market Rasen, Horncastle, Gainsborough.] Geologically surveyed by W.H. Penning, W.H. Dalton, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E, Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne and A. Strahan Geology published Decr. 1886
1039 86 D 1887 1 [Hull, the Estuary of the Humber, Goole, Caistor, Brigg.] Geologically surveyed by J.R. Dakyns, C. Fox-Strangways, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E. Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne Geological information published Decr. 1887
1040 86 D 1887 2 [Hull, the Estuary of the Humber, Goole, Caistor, Brigg.] Geologically surveyed by J.R. Dakyns, C. Fox-Strangways, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E. Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne Geological information published Decr. 1887
1041 86 S 1887 3 [Hull, the Estuary of the Humber, Goole, Caistor, Brigg.] Geologically surveyed by J.R. Dakyns, C. Fox-Strangways, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E. Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne Geological information published Decr. 1887
1042 86 S 1891 4 [Hull, the Estuary of the Humber, Goole, Caistor, Brigg.] Geologically surveyed by J.R. Dakyns, C. Fox-Strangways, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E. Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne Geological information published Decr. 1887. Railways inserted to May 1891
1043 86 S 1891 5 [Hull, the Estuary of the Humber, Goole, Caistor, Brigg.] Geologically surveyed by J.R. Dakyns, C. Fox-Strangways, A.C.G. Cameron, W.A.E. Ussher, A.J. Jukes-Browne Geological information published Decr. 1887. Railways inserted to May 1891


Other publications[edit]

A full list of Ussher's non-Survey publications can be found in: Dineley, D.L. 1974. W. A. E. Ussher his work in the South-West. Proc Ussher Society 1974 3(1) 189-201.

Archives in the British Geological Survey[edit]

GSM/GL/Ht/1 Correspondence with other geologists. Letters to Dakyns, A.Geikie, F.W.Rudler, and W.Ussher as well as letters to Hatch.

GSM/GL/Us W.A.E. Ussher - Ussher joined the Survey in 1868.

GSM/GL/Us/2 Correspondence with other geologists inc. J.S.Flett, F.H.Hatch, Teall, W.Whitaker and H.B. Woodward. Some letters to Ussher.

GSM/GL/Us/3 Mss notes by Ussher and Champernowne on geology of eight sheets of 1" Old Series 22- 25.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Anon. 1920. Obituary of Mr. W.A.E. Ussher. Nature, 105, 144.

Burt, E. 2013. 2013. W.A.E. Ussher: an insight into his life and character. Geoscience in South-West England, 13, 165-171.

Dineley, D.L. 1974. W. A. E. Ussher his work in the South-West. Proc Ussher Society 1974 3(1) 189-201.

House, M. 1978. W.A.E. Ussher: his ancestral background. Proceedings of the Ussher Society, 4, 115-118.

Mather, J.D. 2011. Promoting geoscience in south-west England – 50 years of the Ussher Society. Geoscience in South-West England, 12, 317-328.

Oldham, R.D. Obituary - William Augustus Edmond Ussher. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 77 p.lxxiii-lxxiv. 1921.

Wikipedia article. William Augustus Edmond Ussher