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Thomas F Colby, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, recognised the practical value of a geological examination of the country and supported Henry Thomas De la Beche, Vice-President of the Geological Society, to undertake a geological survey of Devon.  
 
Thomas F Colby, Superintendent of the Ordnance Survey, recognised the practical value of a geological examination of the country and supported Henry Thomas De la Beche, Vice-President of the Geological Society, to undertake a geological survey of Devon.  
  
'''1835 — Ordnance Geological Survey'''  
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'''1835—Ordnance Geological Survey'''  
  
 
The success of De la Beche's work in Devon and Cornwall led to establishment of the Ordnance Geological Survey in 1835 under the Board of Ordnance; De la Beche became its first Director.
 
The success of De la Beche's work in Devon and Cornwall led to establishment of the Ordnance Geological Survey in 1835 under the Board of Ordnance; De la Beche became its first Director.
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The Geological Survey Act of 1845 provided the Survey with a legal framework designed 'to facilitate the completion of a geological survey of Great Britain and Ireland.' Responsibility for the Survey, which now incorporated the geological department in Ireland, passed from the Board of Ordnance to the Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings. This transition meant that field officers of the Survey were no longer required to wear the military-style uniform of blue serge with brass buttons and a top hat!
 
The Geological Survey Act of 1845 provided the Survey with a legal framework designed 'to facilitate the completion of a geological survey of Great Britain and Ireland.' Responsibility for the Survey, which now incorporated the geological department in Ireland, passed from the Board of Ordnance to the Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings. This transition meant that field officers of the Survey were no longer required to wear the military-style uniform of blue serge with brass buttons and a top hat!
  
'''1851 The new Museum of Practical Geology opens'''
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'''1851 The new Museum of Practical Geology opens'''
  
 
The site was between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly a few yards east of St. James’s Church. The Museum had a lecture-room capable of holding an audience of 600. It was famous for its ‘penny lectures’ — ‘six lectures for sixpence’.
 
The site was between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly a few yards east of St. James’s Church. The Museum had a lecture-room capable of holding an audience of 600. It was famous for its ‘penny lectures’ — ‘six lectures for sixpence’.

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