Located in the archives of Bristol University was found a four page biography of Mary Anning written by a Lyme Regis resident of her time, George Roberts.
Dr Michael Taylor, University of Leicester, and Professor Michael Benton, University of Bristol, have published the document together with their own study of it.
Dr Taylor is a regular contributing author to the Lyme Regis Society’s ‘All Over The Town’ newsletter.
The article, published in the Journal of the Geological Society, is available for view here (pdf 1MB)– Mary Anning
It is a fascinating read.
Mary Anning image: Heather Britton