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Title Edward B.Bailey
Description Bailey joined the Survey in 1902 and was immediately sent to Scotland.He became District Geologist in 1919 but following disagreements with Flett and his removal from the Highlands to work on the Ayrshire coalfields Bailey left the Survey in 1929 to take up the Chair of Geology at Glasgow University. In April 1937 Bailey returned to the Survey as Director. He appinted McLintock as Deputy Director to undertake all administrative work and established a more rational District organisation by dividing the country into six districts and allowing the District Geologists greater control within their regions. He closed the small district offices in York and ? though Manchester and Newcastle remained.
WW1 interrupted much of the work of the Survey and Bailey served in France, losing one eye.
Date 1902-1960
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