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TitleDirectors Papers
DescriptionThe following records form the personal and scientific papers of the Director's of the Survey. They have been arranged alphabetically.
The structure of the Survey has changed several times since its formation under de la Beche. It was recognised early on that an Assistant Director was required along with a number of District Surveyors to help administer the work. Below the post of Director-General there were two Local Directors (England & Wales and Scotland). Under Geikie however, the Local Director for Scotland was abolished (?) and a Senior Director for GB appointed - H.H Howell, though he had very little control in practice. Below this post were two District Surveyors. The lack of promotional opportunites eventually led to the appointment of the Wharton Committee to look into the structure of the Survey. Following the Wharton Report the post of Director was to be supported by two 'Assistants to the Director' and seven District Geologists (five in the filed and two specialists - one Petrographer and one Palaeontologist)
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