Alexander Henry Green

Field sketches by Survey geologist Alexander Henry Green (1832–1896)

Fault at Peak Hall

Alexander Henry Green MA, FRS, FGS, was a Senior Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge, Professor of Geology at Oxford and a Lecturer at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham. He is best known for his substantial contribution to the geology of the Yorkshire Coalfields for the 'Geological Survey of England and Wales' and as the author of the popular 'Manual of Physical Geology' as well as many Survey memoirs.

A H Green's signature

Less well known are his beautiful field sketches in pencil, ink and watercolour. These 13 images are held at the National Geosciences Data Centre at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth.