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Peach was a Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland (now British Geological Survey) geologist whose detailed mapping with John Horne unravel the third major Nineteenth Century geological controversy, that of the structure and ages of the rocks in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. He was also a very good artist in the romantic Victorian tradition and his notebooks and back of fieldslips contain may sketches and paintings of landscapes and trees. In addition many sketches of any other things he saw around him, and cows, sheep, cats, dogs and people are portrayed often with a mischievous sense of humour.
About Ben Peach on the British Geological Survey: Discovering Geology