ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SOUTH WALES
The Friends of Swansea Museum
The St David's Coffee Morning was held at the Museum (On St David's Day for a change). The harpists were very good like the Welsh cakes. It made £362 pounds. Thanks to those who helped, and to those who were there.
"A Journal of Henry De la Beche – for sale – at just £4.95 !
Sir Henry De la Beche ((1796-1855) was the pioneer geologist who had close links with Swansea and its museum, and after whom streets in the centre and in Sketty are named. He married Bessie Dillwyn. So, when Richard Morris, RI member, and prolific chronicler of the Dillwyns, heard of a personal journal of Henry's on ebay he was determined to secure it. And here it is for you, transcribed by Richard and published by the RI.. But that's only the half of it. Tom Sharpe from the National Museum, a geologist and considerable expert on the subject, has added a superb 15 page account of De la Beche, - and both men have tracked down and included fascinating pictures. If it sounds interesting, come to the launch -
SWANSEA MUSEUM, Saturday 6th April, 11.00
to hear both Richard and Tom give brief talks, with illustrations, and get a signed copy.
And if you can't make it, they will be for sale afterwards in the museum shop.
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