William Henry Penning

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Date Details
1838 Born March 9th. Trained as an engineer under C.H. Gregory.
1867 Joined Geological Survey.
1867 Surveyed parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridge and Lincolnshire. Joint author with Whitaker and others of Memoirs: “North-west part of Essex” (1878); with Jukes-Browne of “Neighbourhood of Cambridge” (1881); also contributed to “Country around
1882 Retired from Survey on account of ill-health.
1882 Went to South Africa.
1882 Papers to the Geological Society on high-level coalfields of South Africa, on goldfields of Lydenburg and De Kaap, and on the geology of South Transvaal.
1902 Died April 20th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Lapworth, C. Obituary - William Henry Penning. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 59 p.lx-lxi. 1903

Obituary - William Henry Penning, F.G.S. Born 9th March 1838, died 20th April 1902. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 9 p.335. 1902

Publications[edit]

Textbook of Field Geology (1876)

Engineering Geology (1880)

Paper to Geological Society of physical geology of East Anglia during Glacial Period.

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Ussher, W.A.E. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. ; Strahan, A. ; Penning, W.H. ; Dalton, W.H. ; Cameron, A.C.G. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1888). The geology of the country around Lincoln (...sheet 83). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Whitaker, W. ; Penning, W.H. ; Dalton, W.H. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1878). The geology of the N.W. part of Essex and the N.E. part of Herts with parts of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk (Sheet 47). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Penning, W.H. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. ; Etheridge, R. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1881). The geology of the neighbourhood of Cambridge (...quarter-sheet 51SW, with part of 51NW). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Maps[edit]

Geological Survey of England and Wales ; Bristow, H.W. ; Whittaker, W. ; Polwhele, T.R. ; Trench, R. ; Dawkins, W.B. ; Penning, W.H. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Blake, J.H. ; Hawkins, C.E. (August 1873). London and it's environs 1:63 360 [drift]. Drift ed.. London : Geological Survey of England and Wales.

Geological Survey of England and Wales ; Bristow, H.W. ; Whittaker, W. ; Polwhele, T.R. ; Trench, R. ; Dawkins, W.B. ; Penning, W.H. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Blake, J.H. ; Hawkins, C.E. (August 1873). London and it's environs 1:63 360 [solid]. Solid ed.. London : Geological Survey of England and Wales.

External publications[edit]

Penning, W.H. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. (1879). A text book of field geology. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. London : Bailliere, Tindall and Cox.

Penning, W.H. (1880). Engineering geology. (1880).

Penning, W.H. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. ([c1876]). Field geology. ([c1876]).

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/7/483,504 W H Penning: Letter on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/40,48 W H Penning: Letter on his promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/376 W H Penning: Letter on his ill health.
GSM/GL/Bw/29/112 W H Penning: Letter on his expense account.
GSM/GL/Bw/29/241,248 W H Penning: Letter on his promotion.
GSM/GL/Pn W H Penning