The late W. J. Henwood, F.R.S


THIS distinguished mining geologist, who died at Penzance last week, in his seventy-first year, was originally a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Fox, of Falmouth, to whose counsel he was considerably indebted in his early scientific work. By very great industry and careful observation he acquired an unsurpassed knowledge of the mineral deposits of Cornwall and Devon, and after fulfilling a succession of important mining appointments, he became Assay Master of tin to the Duchy of Cornwall. This post being abolished, Mr. Kenwood's great experience was utilised in reporting upon and developing a number of mining districts in South America, Canada, &c.; and after the cessation of his travels, he lived at Penzance in comparative retirement. His great works are the fifth and eighth volumes of the “Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall,” devoted respectively to the metalliferous deposits of Cornwall and Devon, and to those of the foreign countries he had visited. But his scientific writings, besides these, were very numerous; a list of them occupies seven columns in the “Bibliotheca Cornubiensis.”

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BETTANY, G. The late W. J. Henwood, F.R.S . Nature 12, 293 (1875).

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