Henry William Bristow

From Earthwise
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pioneers of BGS - Home A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Images[edit]

Timeline[edit]

1817 Born May 17th. Son of Maj. Gen. H. Bristow.
Educated at King’s College, London. (Civil Engineering and Applied Science).
1842 Joined Survey: (1847 Geologist; 1867 Dist. Surveyor; 1872 Director).
1842 Worked in Radnor district on ORS and Sil:, then on Jurassic of Somerset and Gloucester Later: Dorset, Wilts, Hants, I.W., Berks., Sussex, Weald and E. Essex.
Memoirs: Isle of Wight (1862). “Berks and Hants” (1862 with Whitaker.) Contrib. Notes to “London Basin”, “Weald”, and “E. Somerset”.
Mapped and named “Penarth Beds” in Glam., Glas., and Somerset (see Geol. Mag. 1864 p. 238).
1861 “Glossary of Mineralogy” Published.
1862 Elected F.R.S.
1869 Translation of L. Simonin’s “La Vie Souterraine” - “Underground Life: or Mines and Miners.”
1872 Translation of Louis Figuier’s “World before the Deluge: and new chapter on the Rhaetic or Penarth Beds.
Appointed Director of Survey, England and Wales. During Directorship 1" Survey completed.
1888 Retired.
1889 Died June 14th.

Honours[edit]

Foreign Honours:
Diploma from Imp. Geol. Instit. Of Vienna.
Diploma and Insignia of an officer of Order of SS. Maurice and Lazarus (Italy).

Publications[edit]

1842 Bristow, H.W. ; King's College, London (1842). A descriptive catalogue of the minerals in the Museum of King's College, London : IN: Survey Collection of Pamphlets 17d, 64p. London.
1842 Bristow, H.W. (1842). A descriptive catalogue of the minerals in the museum of King's College, London. Survey Pamphlets, vol.17d (1842).
1858 Ramsay, A.C. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Bauerman, H. ; Geological Museum (1858). A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology, with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrence, and of the places where they are found. London : HMSO.
1859 Ramsay, A.C. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Bauerman, H. ; Geikie, A. ; Geological Museum (1859). A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology, with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrence in place. 2nd edition with additions. London : HMSO.
1859 Bristow, H.W. (1859). Explanation of sections across the Isle of Wight, from north to south : illustrative of Geological Map, Sheet No. 10. (Geol Surv G B Explan Horiz Vert Sect). London : HMSO.
1859 Bristow, H.W. (1859). Explanation of the vertical sections of the Tertiary strata of the Isle of Wight, Sheet 25 : scale 20 feet to 1 inch : illustrative of geological map No. 10 and horizontal sections No. 47. (Geol Surv G B Explan Horiz Vert Sect). London : HMSO.
1861 Bristow, H.W. (1861). A glossary of mineralogy. London : Longman.
1862 Bristow, H.W. (1862). The geology of the Isle of Wight (Sheet 10). (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.
1862 Ramsay, A.C. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Geikie, A. ; Bauerman, H. ; Geological Museum (1862). A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology, with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrrence in place. 3rd edition revised and partly re-written. London : HMSO.
1862 Bristow, H.W. ; Whitaker, W. ; Etheridge, R. ; Museum of Practical Geology (1862). The geology of parts of Berkshire and Hampshire, (Sheet 12). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.
1866 Bristow, H.W. Note on supposed remains of the crag on the North Downs near Folkestone. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, vol.22, 1866, p553.
1867 Bristow, H.W. On the Lower Lias or Lias-conglomerate of a part of Glamorganshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, vol.23, 1867, p199-207.
1869 Bristow, H.W. ; Whitaker, W. On the formation of the Chesil Bank, Dorset. Geological Magazine, vol.VI, no.10, 1869, p433-438.
1871 Bristow, H.W. ; Woodward, H.B. On the prospects of Coal south of the Mendips. Geological Magazine, vol.VIII, no.11, 1871, p500-505.
1872 Whitaker, W. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Hughes, T.M. (1872). The geology of the London Basin : part 1 The chalk and Eocene Beds of the southern and western tracts. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 4/1). London : HMSO.
1873 Geological Survey of England and Wales ; Bristow, H.W. ; Whittaker, W. ; Polwhele, T.R. ; Trench, R. ; Dawkins, W.B. ; Penning, W.H. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Blake, J.H. ; Hawkins, C.E. (August 1873). London and it's environs 1:63 360 [drift]. Drift ed.. London : Geological Survey of England and Wales.
1873 Geological Survey of England and Wales ; Bristow, H.W. ; Whittaker, W. ; Polwhele, T.R. ; Trench, R. ; Dawkins, W.B. ; Penning, W.H. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Blake, J.H. ; Hawkins, C.E. (August 1873). London and it's environs 1:63 360 [solid]. Solid ed.. London : Geological Survey of England and Wales.
1875 Topley, W. ; Aveline, W.T. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Drew, F. ; Etheridge, R. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Gould, C. (1875). The geology of the Weald (parts of the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hants) (in part from the notes and mss of HW Bristow, WT Aveline, F Drew, C Gould and CLN Foster) (list of fossils revised by R Etheridge). (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.
1876 Woodward, H.B. ; Blake, J.H. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Rutley, F. ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1876). Geology of east Somerset and the Bristol Coal-fields, or : descriptions of the rocks comprised in sheet 19, part of sheet 35, and adjoining portions of sheets 18, 20 and 21 of the Geological Survey map of England. (Coalfield Mem Geol Surv Eng Wales). London : HMSO.
1889 List of Publications: Geol. Mag. 1889 p. 384.
1889 Bristow, H.W. ; Reid, C. ; Strahan, A. (1889). The geology of the Isle of Wight. 2nd ed.. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - Henry William Bristow, F.R.S., F.G.S., Late Director of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. Born 17th May 1817, died 14th June 1889. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 6 p.381-384. 1889

Blanford, W.T. Obituary - Henry William Bristow. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 46 p.44-45. 1890

Nature, June 27th 1889 p. 206

Times 18th June 1889. [Copy of obituary attached to ms.]

Hist. Geol. Soc. H.B. Woodward.