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Contemporary sources:

  1. Barry, Sir C. ‘Report (addressed to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings) as the result of an inquiry, undertaken under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, by Charles Barry ... with reference to the selection of stone for building the new Houses of Parliament’, London (1839).
  2. Gardner, J. 'Geological Map of England and Wales reduced by permission from the map in 6 sheets published by the Geological Society', London: J Gardner, (27 July 1826).
  3. Greenough, G B. ‘A Geological Map of England and Wales’, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, (1820)
  4. Greenough, G B. ‘Memoir of a Geological Map of England: to Which are Added, an Alphabetical Index to the Hills, and a List of the Hills Arranged According to Counties’, published under the direction of the Geological Society by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, (1820).
  5. Greenough, G B. ‘A Physical and Geological Map of England & Wales…’ 3rd edition, London: Geological Society, (1865).
  6. Lyell, C. Presidential Address to the Annual General Meeting, 19 February 1836, ‘Proceedings of the Geological Society’, vol 2, No.44 (1836) pp357-390.
  7. Map Committee, minutes, 1857-1883 (Archive ref: GSL/COM/MA/3).
  8. Sedgwick, A. Presidential Address to the Annual General Meeting, 18 February 1831, ‘Proceedings of the Geological Society’, vol 1, No.20 (1831) pp270-280.
  9. Smith, W. ‘Table of strata in the vicinity of Bath’, 1799 (Archive ref: LDGSL/741)
  10. Smith, W. Geological map of Bath, 1799 (Archive ref: LDGSL/739)
  11. Smith, W. ‘General map of strata found in England & Wales', 1801 (Archive ref: LDGSL/740)
  12. Smith, W. Prospectus for 'Accurate Delineations and Descriptions of the Natural order of the Various Strata that are found in the Different Parts of England and Wales with Practical Observations Thereon', printed by B McMillan, London, 1 June 1801.
  13. Smith, W. Section of strata in Bath Easton Coal Mine, Avon, England, [1808] (Archive ref: LDGSL/415).
  14. Smith, W. 'Observations on the Utility, Form and Management of Water Meadows and the Draining and Irrigation of Peat Bogs, with an Account of Prisley Bog and other Extraordinary Improvements, Conducted for His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Thomas William Coke, Esq, MP, and Others’, Norwich & London: printed by R. M. Bacon; sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, (1806).
  15. Smith, W & E Martin ‘The Reports of Mr William Smith, and Mr Edward Martin, to the Bristol and Taunton Canal Company, on the State of the Collieries at and near Nailsea, in Somersetshire', 1811 (Archive ref: 745).
  16. Smith, W. ‘A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; exhibiting the collieries and mines, the marshes and fen lands originally overflowed by the sea, and the varieties of soil according to the variations in the substrata, illustrated by the most descriptive names’, published by John Cary, 1815 (Archive ref: LDGSL/22).
  17. Smith, W. ‘A Memoir to the Map and Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland’, London: printed for John Cary, (1815).
  18. Smith, W. ‘Strata Identified by Organized Fossils, containing prints on colored paper of the most characteristic specimens in each stratum’, London: printed by W Arding, (1816-1819).
  19. Smith, W. ‘Stratigraphical System of Organized Fossils, with reference to the specimens of the original geological collection in the British Museum: explaining their state of preservation and their use in identifying the British strata’, London: printed for E Williams, (1817).
  20. Smith, W & R Thomas. [Geological tables and sections], London: John Cary, [1817-1824].
  21. Smith, W & J Phillips. 'The Proposed Aire and Dunn Canal to drain the contiguous Lands and to shorten and connect the present navigations', London: John Phillips, 1819 (Archive ref: 748).
  22. Smith, W. ‘A New Geological Atlas of England and Wales, on which are delineated by colours, the courses and width of the strata, which occasion the varieties of soil; calculated to elucidate the agriculture of each county, and to show the situation of the best materials for building, making of roads, the construction of canals, and pointing out those places where coal and other valuable materials are likely to be found’, London: John Cary, (1819-1824).
  23. Smith, W. ‘A New Geological Map of England and Wales, with the inland navigations; exhibiting the districts of coal and other sites of mineral tonnage’, London: J Cary, (1827).
  24. Smith, W, "Memoir on the Stratification of Hackness Hills" (1829), reprinted in Sheppard, T. "William Smith, his maps and memoirs", 'Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society', vol 19 (1920), pp223-232.
  25. [Smith, W.] ‘'A New Map of Durham divided into Wards, exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks, &c', London: John Cary, 1831 (Archive ref: LDGSL/1008/180).
  26. Smith, W. Geological colouring on base map 'A map of the country round Scarborough in the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire from actual trigonometrical survey with topographical geological and antiquarian descriptions by Robert Knox of Scarborough…', 1831 (Archive ref: LDGSL/750).
  27. Smith, W. ‘Stratification in Hackness Hills’, geological colouring on base map lithographed by W Day, London, 1832 (Archive ref: LDGSL/751) 
  28. Smith, W. ‘Deductions from Established Facts in Geology’, printed by C R Todd, Scarborough, 21 July 1835 (Archive ref: LDGSL/752)
  29. Smith, W. Letter to Richard Owen, Secretary of the Geological Society, 3 February 1838 (Archive ref: LDGSL/4/32).
  30. Webster, T. 'Geological Map of the Isle of Wight and the adjacent parts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire', engraved by J Walker and published by Payne & Foss, Pall Mall, [London], 1815, published in: Englefield, H. 'Description of the principal picturesque beauties, antiquities and geological phenomena of the Isle of Wight', London: printed by W Bulmer & Co for Payne and Foss, (1816), plate 50.
  31. ‘First Report of the Scarborough Philosophical Society’, (1830).
  32. Announcement of a premium for a ‘Mineralogical Map of England and Wales’, 'Transactions of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’ vol 20 (1802), p41. 
  33. William Smith’s submission of completed map, February 1815, 'Transactions of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’, vol 33 (1815), pp51-60.
  34. ‘Report of the Map Committee’, Minutes of the Council of the Geological Society, 7 January 1820 (Archive ref: GSL/CM/1/1). 
  35. 'A Map of Five Miles round the City of Bath, on a scale of one inch and a half to a mile, from an Actual Survey, including all the new roads, with Alterations and Improvements to the present time, 1799'. Printed for and sold by A Taylor and W Nayler, Booksellers, Bath. [Source: Bath Central Library]  

Secondary sources:

  1. Boud, R C. “The early development of British geological maps”, ‘Imago Mundi’, 2nd series, vol 1 (1975), pp73-96.
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  3. Davis, A G. “William Smith’s Geological Atlas and the later history of the plates”, ‘Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History’, vol 2 (1943-1952), pp388-395.
  4. Eyles, V A & J M Eyles, "On the different Issues of the First Geological Map of England and Wales", 'Annals of Science', vol 3 (1938), pp190-212.
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  8. Judd, J W. "William Smith's manuscript maps", 'Geological Magazine', vol 4 (1897), pp439-447.
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