As usual HRM
uses some extraneous material: a defence of the conduct of Mary, Queen of Scots
, and comment on the recently discovered geological record of the earth. By this she means William Smith
11 June 1799: Geologist William Smith, aged thirty, dictated...
11 June 1799
Geologist William Smith
, aged thirty, dictated to two clergymen the information that made up his chart entitled The Table of Strata, forerunner of his pioneering geological map dated 1 August 1815.
1 August 1815: The surveyor William Smith dated his first-ever...
1 August 1815
The surveyor William Smith
dated his first-ever geological map of Britain; the national Geological Society
cold-shouldered him and published its own map, five years later, which was essentially a plagiarism of his.