John Brooke Scrivenor M.A., F.G.S.

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Date Details
1876 Born 7th December at Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Son of Rev. A. Scrivenor. Educated at King’s School, Canterbury and Hertford College, Oxford.
1900-1901 Travelled in Patagonia.
1902 Joined Survey.
Part-author of “Newquay” Memoir (1906).
1903 Resigned.
Appointed Geologist to Federated Malay States Government.
1927 Director.
1928 Bolitho Medal.
1950 Died.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Who’s Who (1929).

Publications[edit]

Some early geological photographs in England were taken by Scrivenor

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Reid, C. ; Scrivenor, J.B. ; Flett, J.S. ; Macalister, D.A. ; Pollard, W. (1906). The geology of the country near Newquay. Explanation of sheet 346. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 346). London : HMSO.

Maps[edit]

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 47 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 47 SE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 48 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 48 SE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 48 SW - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Ussher, W.A.E. ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1905). Sheet 49 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. ; Reid, C. (1905). Sheet 49 NW - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1904). Sheet 49 SE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1903). Sheet 49 SW - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Dixon, E.E.L. ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1902). Sheet 56 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. ; Hill, J.B. (1902). Sheet 57 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. ; Hill, J.B. ; Reid, C. (1903). Sheet 58 NE - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Scrivenor, J.B. ; Hill, J.B. (1903). Sheet 58 NW - Cornwall. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Cornwall). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

External publications[edit]

Scrivenor, J.B. (1903). Anatase in the trias of the Midlands of England : a peculiar occurrence of magnetite in the upper bunter sands. In: Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 13 pt/no 62 (1903) p. 348-352 (1903) ; p. 348-352.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1927). Blad II (Geological map of British Malaya). (Geologische Overzichtskarte van den Nederlandsch Oost-Indischen Archipel 1:1 000 000). Weltevreden : Landsdrukkerij.

Malaya. Geological Survey Federation of Malaya ; Scrivenor, J.B. (1927). Geological map of the Kinta tin field including Chenderiang (Batang Padang District) Federated Malay States 1:63 360. Ipoh, Peninsular Malaysia : Survey Department, Malaya.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1941). Geological research in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago. Geological Magazine Vol. LXXVIII pt/no 2 (1941) p. 125-150 (1941) ; p. 125-150.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1923). Geological sketch map of Singapore Island, ca. 1:82 368 : In: [extracted from] Scrivenor, J.B. The geology of Singapore Island with a geological sketch map. 1924. Reprint from Journal of Malayan Branch Royal Asiatic Society Vo. II, Pt. 1. June 1924. Kuala Lumpur : Printed by F.M.S. Surveys.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1911). The geology and mining industries of Ulu Pahang, with a sketch map showing the geological structure of the country. Kuala Lumpur : Printed at the F.M.S. Government Printing Office.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1913). The geology and mining industry of the Kinta District, Perak, Federated Malay States with a geological sketch map. Kuala Lumpur : Federated Malay States Government Press.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1927). The geology of Malacca, with a geological map and special reference to laterite. [S.l.] : MALAYAN BRANCH ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1931). The geology of Malaya. London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1928). The geology of Malayan ore-deposits. London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1924). The geology of Singapore Island. [S.l.] : MALAYAN BRANCH ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

Scrivenor, J.B. ; Jones, W.R. (1919). The geology of south Perak, North Selangor, and the Dindings with a geological sketch-map. Kuala Lumpur : Federated Malay States Government Press.

Scrivenor, J.B. ; Willbourn, E.S. (1923). The geology of the Langkawi Islands, with a geological sketch map. Kuala Lumpur : MALAYAN BRANCH ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1903). The granite and greisen of Cligga Head (Western Cornwall). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lix (1903) p. 142-159 (1903) ; p. 142-159.

Scrivenor, J.B. The Lizard-Start problem : Geological Magazine 76(6) 1949 p.377-386.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1911). Notes on prospecting for tin-ore in the Federated Malay States. Kuala Lumpur : FEDERATED MALAY STATES GOV PRESS.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1903). Notes on the geology of Patagonia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lix (1903) p. 160-179 (1903) ; p. 160-179.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1927). Notes on the geology of Sarawak. [S.l.] : MALAYAN BRANCH ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.

Scrivenor, J.B. Notes on the geology of the Lizard peninsula : no.2 The primary hornblende-schists and gneisses (the Lizard hornblende-schists), Geological Magazine 75(9) 1938 p.385-394.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1913). On the prospect of mineral oil being found in payable quantities in the Federated Malay States and other parts of the Malay Peninsula. Kuala Lumpur : Federated Malay States Government Press.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1928). A sketch of Malayan mining. London : Mining Publications.

Scrivenor, J.B. ; Shenton, J. C. (1927). Thorotungstite : a mineral containing tungsten and thorium from the Federated Malay states. In: American Journal of Science Fifth series Vol. 13 pt/no 78 (1927) p. 487-490 (1927) ; p. 487-490.

Scrivenor, J.B. (1920?). Tin-fields of the Federated Malay States : methods of working. London : Malay States Information Agency.

BGS archives[edit]

Other archives[edit]

Lieutenant John Brooke Scrivenor Royal Engineers — The National Archives (Note: This needs validating that it is the same Scrivenor)