- Sidney Lee
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Belt, Thomas (1832–1878), geologist, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of a seedsman in Brigg market. He was educated at a private school there, run by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club. From his early youth Belt was an enthusiastic student of natural history; he became a member of the club in 1850, and contributed to its ...