Authorised form of nameBeche; Sir; Henry Thomas de la (1796 - 1855)
Other forms of nameHenry Thomas
Other forms of surnameDe la Beche
Dates1796 - 1855
Date of birth10 February 1796
Date of death13 April 1855
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Military College, Marlow (1810)
Kt 1848
FGS (1817, President 1847-1849); Athenaeum (1827)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/12/1819
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1846-1848
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1854-1855 vol 7 pp 582-586
Sir Patrick Linstead, 'The Prince Consort, FRS, and the Founding of the Imperial College' in NR 1962 vol 17 pp 15-31
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3398
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/2Letter from Henry Thomas de la Beche [to CH Smith]19th century
MM/3/7Letter from HT Beche, Tiverton, to James Hudson23 November 1834
MM/21/3Letter from Henry Thomas de la Beche to H Isaacs6 March 1847
MS/710/31Letter from Henry Thomas de la Beche, Truro, to John Enys, Enys, near Penryn27 March 1836
MM/21/4Cutting on Henry Thomas de la Beche from the 'Illustrated London News'17 May 1851
MS/710/124The Mining Chronicle by Henry Thomas de la Beche2 February 1837
MC/4/123Letter from Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche, Director General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society6 February 1846
PT/73/7/14Painting, fossilised ribs, sternum, and vertebrae of the proteo-saurus [ichthyosaur] by H T [Henry Thomas] de la Beche1819
IM/001115De la Beche, Sir Henry Thomasnd
EC/1819/22Beche, Sir Henry Thomas de la: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/4/135Letter from Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche, Director General of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, to the Secretary of the Royal Society7 May 1846
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
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