William Hellier Baily F.L.S., F.G.S., M.R.I.A.

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William Hellier Baily F.L.S., F.G.S., M.R.I.A.BGS Image P575740


Date Details
1819 Born July 7th at Bristol.
1837-1844 Assistant Curator at Bristol Museum.
1844 Joined Geological Survey as draughtsman.
1845 Appointed Assistant Geologist. Duties confined to museum work.
1854 Appointed Assistant Naturalist under Edward Forbes, later under Huxley.
1857 Transferred to Irish Survey, as Acting Palaeontologist. (Post retained till 1888.)
1867 Wollaston Fund from Geol. Soc.
1868 Additional appointment - Demonstrator in Palaeontology to Royal College of Science for Ireland.
1888 Died Aug 6th near Dublin.

Biographies and obituaries

Obituary - William Hellier Baily, F.L.S., F.G.S., M.R.I.A. Born 7th July 1819, died 6th August 1888. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 5 p.431-432. 1888

Blanford, W.T. Obituary - William Hellier Baily. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 45 p.39-41. 1889

Nature Aug 23. 1888, p. 396

[William Hellier Baily (1819-1888: forever an Acting Palaeontologist with the Geological Survey of Ireland Geological Curator 9(2):57-84


1867-1875 — "Chief work - description and drawing of fossils, palaeontological. Notes in Irish Memoirs, papers on palaeontological and kindred subjects, 1867-75 "Figures of Characteristic British Fossils"."

BGS Archives

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/6/91,94 W H Baily: Letter on a pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/416 W H Baily: Letter on transfer to Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/26 J B Jukes: Letters on Baily's position.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/27 W H Baily: Letter on promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/321,468 W H Baily: Letter on promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/480,482,493,548 W H Baily: Letter on pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/21 W H Baily: Letter on appointment as Demonstrator.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/147,152 W H Baily: Letters requesting assistance.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/210,237,251-252,280-282 W H Baily: Letters on pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/238 W H Baily: Letter on fossil collectors.
GSM/DC/A/C/15/168 W H Baily: Letter on pay rise
GSM/DC/A/C/17/62 W H Baily: Letters on pay rise
GSM/DC/A/C/25/100 W H Baily: Application for post in London.
GSM/DR/Ra/A/2 Correspondence of A.Ramsey in various matters. Includes letters to Aveline (396), W.H.Baily, H.T...
GSM/GL/Bo C.R.Bone Charles Bone joined the Survey as Artist in 1845. In 1849 De la Beche initiated a series of...
GSM/GL/Bw/29/163 W H Baily: Letter on monthly salary.
GSM/GL/Fb/3 Correspondence with other geologists: W.H.Baily, P.H.Gosse, J.W.Salter, C.Stokes and others.
GSM/GL/Sl J.W.Salter John William Salter was appointed as Assistant to Edward Forbes in 1846 and became...