President’s Address

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. XXI, (1889), pp. 25-59.


W. H. Hudleston, Esq., M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S., F.L.S., F.C.S. 

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Devonshire Association’s Presidential Address was presented at its July 1889 Tavistock meeting. It focused on the ancient physical history (geology) of England’s south-western extremity, with special reference to the country around Dartmoor. Tavistock, he asserted, occupied a central position in a peninsular region that extended from Exmoor to Land's End. The President, Wilfred Hudleston Hudleston FRS (née Simpson) was a celebrated geologist, ornithologist and paleontologist. His biography with portrait is available in Wikipedia. The Presidential Address, from a copy of a rare journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.


Barrois, Dr. Charles34, 48, 52
Bonney, Professor Thomas George45, 54
Cæsar, Julius29
Champernowne, Mr. Arthur26, 42-3, 50
Collins, Mr. J.H.59
Conybeare, William50
Daubrée, Gabriel Auguste56-7
Davidson, Mr.Thomas35
De la Beche, Sir Henry26, 30, 34, 37, 43, 49, 53, 56
Downes, Rev. William26, 34, 36
Etheridge, Mr.Robert40
Evans, Mr. J. J. Ogilvie33
Fitton, William Henry34
Foster, Dr. Clement Le Neve58
Godwin-Austen, Robert Alfred Cloyne34, 37
Hall, Townshend M.26-8, 40-1
Hull, Professor Edward42
Hunt, Mr. Robert26-8, 47
Irving, Rev. Dr. A.38-9
Jones, Professor Rupert55
Jukes-Browne, Mr. Alfred John33, 36
Keyser, Herr Emanuel44
Kingsley, Rev. Charles26
Meyer, Christian Erich Hermann von34
Miller, Hugh41
Ormerod, Mr. George Wareing26, 32, 38-9
Parfitt, Edward26, 32
Pengelly, Mr. William26-8, 31-2, 35-9
Phillips, Mr. John Arthur26, 49-50, 52, 56
Price Williams29
Raisin, Miss Catherine45
Rutley, Mr. Frank49-50
Salter, John William35
Somervail, Mr. Alexander27, 36, 46
Thorpe, Mr.49
Torell, Dr. Otto Martin32
Ussher, Mr. William Augustus Edmund27, 32, 37-40, 43, 51, 53, 55
Vicary, Mr. William26, 34, 36
Whidborne, G.F.26, 43
Woodward, Mr. Henry B.40, 49
Worth, Mr. Richard Nicholls26-8, 32, 37-8, 49-51, 54