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In February of the same year De la Beche had been awarded the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society. He was too ill to attend, so that Sir Roderick Murchison in accepting the medal for transmission was able to speak of his friend's field work and also of his ' successful completion of a great National Establishment, …which to the imperishable credit of its author, stands as the first Palace ever raised from the ground in Britain, which is entirely devoted to the Advancement of Science Sir John Flett, in writing The First Hundred Years of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, was able to add: ' Nothing that he [De la Beche] did has failed and with the progess of the years all his projected enterprises have expanded and developed.'
 
In February of the same year De la Beche had been awarded the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society. He was too ill to attend, so that Sir Roderick Murchison in accepting the medal for transmission was able to speak of his friend's field work and also of his ' successful completion of a great National Establishment, …which to the imperishable credit of its author, stands as the first Palace ever raised from the ground in Britain, which is entirely devoted to the Advancement of Science Sir John Flett, in writing The First Hundred Years of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, was able to add: ' Nothing that he [De la Beche] did has failed and with the progess of the years all his projected enterprises have expanded and developed.'
  
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