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William Samuel Symonds


Geologist, author, and clergyman. Curate of Offenham, Worcestershire, 1843–5; rector of Pendock, Worcestershire, from 1845. Wrote papers on local archaeology and geology. Visited the Auvergne and the Ardèche, south-west France, 1874–6, to search for traces of ancient glaciers.



Sarjeant 1980–96.


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

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.