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Ref No GSM/DR/Bc
Title Henry De la Beche
Description De la Beche was born on 10 February 1796. He spent much of his early life at Lyme Regis and developed an interest in geology. De la Beche was responsible for the creation of the Survey (then called the Ordnance Geological Survey) in 1835 and he remained Director up to his death on 13 April 1855. He was knighted in 1848.
Date 1816-1854
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DS/UK/3 De la Beche; Sir; Henry Thomas (1796-1855) 1796-1855