- William Hellier Baily
name=William Hellier Baily
July 7, 1819
August 6 1888
From 1837 to 1844 he was Assistant
Curatorin the Bristol Museum, a post he relinquished to join the staff of the British Geological Surveyin London. In 1854 he became assistant naturalist, under Edward Forbesand afterwards under Huxley. In 1857 he was transferred to the Irish branch of the Geological Survey, as acting palaeontologist, and retained this post until the end of his life.
He was the author of many papers on palaeontological subjects, and of notes on fossils in the explanatory memoirs of the "Geological Survey of Ireland". He published (1867-1875) a useful work entitled "Figures of Characteristic British Fossils, with Descriptive Remarks", of which only the first volume, dealing with
palaeozoicspecies, was issued. The figures were all drawn on stone by himself. He died at Rathmines near Dublinon August 6 1888.
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