de la Beche


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de la Beche

(də læ biːtʃ)
n
(Biography) Henry. 1796–1855, English geologist. His work led to the founding of the Geological Survey (1835)
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James Hartson, prosecuting, said Hampson "draped himself" over the bonnet of a Royal Mail van on busy De La Beche Street in Swansea with his arms outstretched and his face against the windscreen, forcing the vehicle to halt.
Community Venue: Montgomery Tennis Club, De La Beche Park (Swansea), Wrexham Tennis Centre.
De la Beche was English but his historic papers are held at the National Museum of Wales as his daughter married and moved to Wales, eventually leaving his documents here.
With his personally purchased compass and theodolite, Logan began to make detailed geologic maps of the area using the one-inch sheets of the Ordnance Survey as a base (Bailey 1952), maps that Sir Henry De la Beche later adopted as official documents of the Geological Survey of Great Britain (Smith 2000).
Although free from daily business commitments, Logan still had to deal with many of his deceased uncle's affairs on both sides of the Atlantic (Torrens 1999; Logan to De la Beche, 3 Dec 1841, De la Beche Papers).
Four of the most influential British geologists wrote on Logan's behalf: British Geological Survey director Henry De la Beche, Oxford University's William Buckland, Geological Society president Roderick I.
Murray departed for the flat-lying early Paleozoic formations of Canada West (Ontario) in April 1843 (Murray to De la Beche, 19 April 1843, De la Beche Papers), followed shortly thereafter by Logan who was destined for the deformed Paleozoic strata in the easternmost part of Canada, on the Gaspe Peninsula (Zaslow 1975).
A fine example of this is a smiling Henry de la Beche, (founder of The Geological Survey) grinning happily in the company of two of his grandchildren, coincidentally Mary's niece and nephew.
Rimmer, of De La Beche Street, Llanelli, was caught in a police raid in May 2009, London's Appeal Court heard.
Among the many original features in Hendrefoilan House are fine, stained-glass windows which commemorate the Dillwyn and De la Beche families, created after LL Dillwyn married the daughter of geologist Henry De la Beche.
Bishop Gore School has been at its present site in De La Beche Road since the early 1950s and has 1,600 male and female pupils.
I know that David's maternal grandfather (and my great-uncle) Arthur Thomas came from De La Beche Street, Swansea, practised as a barrister in London, was retained as counsel by the National Union of Teachers and, according to Jonathan Dimbleby's biography of his father, was a member of the London County Council.