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 BGS Archives online catalogue

About the BGS Archives online catalogue

Geological Survey Act 1845

The British Geological Survey was founded in 1835 as the Ordnance Geological Survey. It became the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland (1845–1906), Geological Survey of Great Britain (1906–1965), and the Institute of Geological Sciences (1965–1984) before being renamed the British Geological Survey.

BGS Archives holds:

  • administrative records of BGS and its predecessors, which cover UK operations
  • administrative and scientific records of BGS, and its predecessors, covering overseas operations
  • personal papers of BGS staff and other individuals associated with theBGS
  • personal papers of individuals or groups in related fields

Scientific data is held in the National Geological Records Centre.