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William Pengelly


Mathematical tutor and geologist. An expert on the geology of Devon; explored the plant-bearing deposits at Bovey Tracey, and at Brixham Cave and Kent’s Hole, Torquay. Honorary secretary of the Torquay Natural History Society, 1851–90. President of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science, and Art, 1867–8. FRS 1863.



Sarjeant 1980–96.


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Sarjeant, William A. S. 1980–96. Geologists and the history of geology: an international bibliography. 10 vols. including supplements. London: Macmillan. Malabar, Fla.: Robert E. Krieger Publishing.