Thursday, 29 March 2007

More on Jeremiah Cruse the land surveyor

I have been advised that Jeremiah Cruse (1758-1819) has a few mentions in a recently reprinted book Memoirs of William Smith written by his nephew John Phillips in 1844. William Smith, the geologist, was in partnership with Jeremiah Cruse in Bath. The 2003 reprint of the book was issued by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in a very limited edition in 2003. The reprint contains additional material compiled by Professor Hugh Torrens, recently retired Professor of Geology at Keele University, and the author of the article "A family's origins and an incredible coincidence: the Cruse family of Bath, Avon and Warminster, Wiltshire". The book also contains a photograph of the Trim Bridge property where Jeremiah worked with William Smith. Further details of the book can be found on the website of the Royal Bath Scientific and Literary Institution.

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