Thursday 21 March 2013

Edward Battersby Bailey as field geologist

Edward Battersby Bailey as field geologist
BGS image ID: P225785
1881 Born July 1st at Kendal. Educated at Kendal Grammar School and at Clare College, Cambridge. (1st in Nat. Science & Physics.)
1902 Joined Geological Survey (Scotland). D.G. 1919.

1914-1918 Distinguished war service. Military Cross, Croix de Guerre with palms; Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur.
1929 Survey Service terminated 24/12/29.
1929 Appointed to Chair of Geology at Glasgow in succession to J.W. Gregory. Elected Professor 12/12/29. Term began 1/1/30, lectures 6/1/30.
1930 Apponted F.R.S.

1937-1945 Bailey returns as Director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain.
1945 Knighted.
1965 Died 19th March.

Biographies and Obituaries
1930 Glasgow Herald 25/2/30.
1966 Obituary - Sir Edward Battersby Bailey. Born in 1881, died 19th March 1965. Proceedings of the Geologists Association. v. 77 p.157-159. 1966
1965 Richey, J.E. Obituary - Sir Edward Battersby Bailey, Kt.M.C., F.R.S. (Director of Geological Survey). Proceedings of the Geological Society. v. 1628 p.197-198. 1965

Bob McIntosh


  1. Worth looking here:

  2. One of the Geograph stalwarts has spotted the same photo illustrating Bailey's work at Glencoe in a blg ( ) and wondered if it might be there?

    1. Thank you for your comments! The photograph of Bailey in the BGS collection has no indication of where it was taken, I wouldn't like to hazard a guess! Perhaps one day someone will recognize the particular outcrop behind Bailey.