Geoffrey Kellaway was born in Bristol. After graduating with a degree in geology from the University of Bristol in 1936, he joined the British Geological Survey. At the outbreak of World War II, he and his colleagues were drafted to work on projects essential to the war effort. For Kellaway this included making maps and mineral assessments of the Bristol-Somerset Coalfield.

When he retired in 1977 Kellaway was invited by Bath City Council to act as their geological adviser. His remit involved carrying out research on the hot springs and providing guidance on their future safety, governance and stability. He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath in 1990.

The collection mainly comprises draft versions of Kellaway’s published papers. It also contains correspondence, field notebooks, scientific data, and reference documents relating to his geological and consultancy work.

The material was donated to the University of Bath by the Kellaway family in 2018.

The collection is not yet fully catalogued. Please email the University Archivist for further details.

Size: 20 boxes (approx).