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Edward Greenly
(3 Dec 1861 - 4 Mar 1951)

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Anglesey has two deserts, one made by Nature, the other made by Man: Newborough and Parys Mountain.
— Edward Greenly
Parys Mountain was despoiled over centuries by copper mining. In A Hand Through Time (1938), Vol. 1, 293.
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The surveyor ought to work in solitude. He must no more admit company while mapping than a writer admits visitors to his study while writing. This applies even to geological company, nay, even to the company of a skilled fellow-surveyor... The two authors of this book [Edward Greenly and Howell Williams] once thought that it would be pleasant to have a day's mapping together, and decided to break through their rule. The result was a ludicrous paralysis. The commonest operation seemed a mountain of difficulty. Next day the senior author (whose ground it was) swept an india-rubber over every line and went out again, when, hey presto! And all was clear.
— Edward Greenly
Edward Greenly and Howell Williams, Methods in Geological Surveying (1930), 375-6.
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