A Survey And Record Of Woolwich And West Kent..


Bound in original patterned grey cloth, titled in black. Ex-library copy with white class mark on lower spine, Borough of Chatham Reference Library armorial bookplate on front paste down, rubber stamp on title page and occasionally elsewhere, accession number on verso of title. Ownership inscription, dated 1909, and occasional ink notes and corrections in text. Printed inset: Woolwich Surveys, 1909. [Appeal for corrections, suggestions, etc].



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Combining descriptions and records, brought up-to-date, of the geology, botany, zoology, archaeology and industries of the district, with a brief photographic commentary, in commemoration of the 12th annual congress, 1907, of the south eastern union of scientific societies. general editors: c. h. grinling. t.a. ingram, m.a., ll.d. b.c. polkinghorne, bsc., f.c.s. (the late).

Item Description

8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. viii + 526 pp. Illustrated by text figure. Cover title: Woolwich Surveys.


A comprehensive survey and list of the geology, botany, zoology, archaeology and industries of Woolwich and the surrounding area of north west Kent, issued to mark the Woolwich Congress of the South Eastern Union of Scientific Societies in 1907. The natural history sections list species occurring and cover flowering and non-flowering plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, insects and molluscs. There is an account of the ancient churches in tabular form and description of all 'the scientific industries' (i.e. engineering, chemical, military and shipbuilding, etc.). The various sections have separately named editors being Charles Herbert Grinling, Bennett Corcyra Polkinghorne and Thomas Allan Ingram. Grinling, a curate from Nottinghamshire who settled in Woolwich, produced several other books on the area and its industries but is best known for his works on railways, especially his History of the Great Northern Railway.

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