De la Beche, Henry Thomas 1796 - 1855
1796-1855, geologist; caricaturist, English; British
1800 - travelled with his family to Jamaica, after they inherited a slave plantation.
1801 - after the death of his father, he returned to England with his mother.
1809 - entered the Royal Military College at Marlow. 1812 - settled at Lyme Regis.
1816 - toured Scotland and the north of England with Thomas Coulson Carpenter and George Holland.
1817 - joined the Geological Society of London.
1819 - set off on a year-long tour of the continent where he established contacts with Georges Cuvier, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and other leading naturalists.
1823 - elected to the Royal Society of London.
1839 - published Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset.
1842 - knighted.
1847 - elected president of the Geological Society.
1851 - published the Geological Observer, which became known as the survey ‘Bible’.
1855 - awarded the Wollaston medal.