William Bernard Robinson King B.A.(Cantab.) O.B.E.

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Date Details
1889 Born November 12th.
1912 Joined Survey.
Memoirs “Thicknesses of strata” (1916) and “Flint” (1924).
1920 Resigned.
1963 Died 23rd January.

Biographies and obituaries

Nicholas, T.C. Obituary - William Bernard Robinson King (former President of the Society). Proceedings of the Geological Society. v. 1611 p.150-153. 1963

Shotton, F.W. Obituary: W.B.R. King (1889-1963). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. v. 34 p.91-93. 1963

Shotton, Frederick William. 1963. William Bernard Robinson King, 1889-1963. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.1963.0009

Publications

Survey publications

Wedd, C.B. ; Smith, B. ; King, W.B.R. ; Wray, D.A. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Thomas, H.H. (1929). The country around Oswestry. Explanation of one-inch geological sheet 137, new series. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 137). London : HMSO.

Wedd, C.B. ; King, W.B.R. ; Cantrill, T.C. ; Lamplugh, G.W. ; Simmons, W.C. ; Thomas, H.H. (1924). Geology of the country around Flint, Hawarden, and Caergwrle. Explanation of sheet 108. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Strahan, A. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Dewey, H. ; Cunnington, C.H. ; King, W.B.R. ; Simmons, W.C. ; Wray, D.A. (1916). On the thicknesses of strata in the counties of England and Wales exclusive of rocks older than the Permian. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Maps

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; King, W.B.R. (1919). Sheet 9 NE - Montgomeryshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Montgomeryshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; King, W.B.R. (1919). Sheet 9 NW - Montgomeryshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Montgomeryshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; King, W.B.R. (1919). Sheet 9 SE - Montgomeryshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Montgomeryshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; King, W.B.R. (1919). Sheet 9 SW - Montgomeryshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Montgomeryshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Smith, B. ; King, W.B.R. (1919). Sheet 10 NW - Montgomeryshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Montgomeryshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Wills, L. J. ; King, W.B.R. (1912). Sheet 16 SW - Merionethshire. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Merionethshire ). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

External publications

Fearnsides, W.G. ; Butler, A.J. ; Greenly, E. ; King, W.B.R. ; Pocock, R.W. ; Shirley, J. ; Woodland, A.W. ; Stubblefield, C.J. ; International Geological Congress (1948). North Wales and Shropshire. guide to excursions C.6 of the 18th IGC (1948).

King, W.B.R. ; Hollingworth, S.E. ; Rose, W.C.C. ; Trotter, F.M. ; International Geological Congress (1948). North-west of England. guide to excursion A.2 of the 18th IGC (1948).

King, W.B.R. (1955). The Pleistocene epoch in England. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of LondonQuarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Vol 111 pt/no 2 ; Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Vol 111 pt/no 2 (1955) p 187-208 (1955) ; p 187-208.

King, W.B.R. (1919). Geological work on the western front . Geographical Journal LIV(4) 1919 p202-221 (1919).

BGS archives

Other archives

The Papers of William Bernard Robinson King at Sedgewick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge