John Victor Stephens

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Date Details
1897 Born
1922 Geologist

Publications[edit]

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Woodland, A.W. ; Evans, W.B. ; Stephens, J.V. (1957). Classification of the Coal Measures of South Wales with special reference to the Upper Coal Measures. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no.13 ; Bulletin of the Geological Survey of GB no.13, 1957 p.6-13 (1957) ; p.6-13.

Dunham, K.C. ; Dines, H.G. ; Earp, J.R. ; Harvey, C.O. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Whitehead, T.H. ; Wilson, H.E. Fluorspar : Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Special Report on Mineral Resources of GB no.4, 1952 - 143p. 4th ed. London : HMSO.

Mitchell, G.H. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. ; Wray, D.A. ; Stubblefield, C.J. ; Crookall, Robert ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1947). Geology of the country around Barnsley : Explanation of sheet 87. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 87). London : HMSO.

Wray, D.A. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Bromehead, C.E.N. (1930). The geology of the country around Huddersfield and Halifax Explanation of sheet 77. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series). London : HMSO.

Stephens, J.V. ; Mitchell, G.H. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Dunham, K.C. ; Stubblefield, C.J. (1953). Geology of the country between Bradford and Skipton. Explanation of sheet 69. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 69). London : HMSO.

Wilson, G.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Knox, J. ; Jones, R.C.B. ; Flett, J.S. ; Lang, W.H. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Watson, D.M.S. (1935). The geology of the Orkneys (Explanation of sheets 117 to 122) (with chapters on the fossil fishes by DMS Watson, fossil plants by WH Lang and petrography by JS Flett) Mem Geol Surv G B (Scotl) (Dist) (Edinburgh). (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland)). Edinburgh : HMSO.

Stephens, J.V. (1929). Wells and springs of Derbyshire. (Memoir (Water Supply) Geological Survey of GB; 1929). London : HMSO.

Maps[edit]

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Stephens, J.V. (1930). Sheet 2 SE drift - Derbyshire. Drift. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Derbyshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Stephens, J.V. (1930). Sheet 2 SE solid & drift - Derbyshire. Solid & Drift. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Derbyshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Stephens, J.V. (1930). Sheet 2 SE solid - Derbyshire. Solid. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Derbyshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. (1954). Sheet 19 SW solid & drift - Derbyshire. Solid & Drift. (Geological Survey of England and Wales 6 inch [1:10 560] county series - Derbyshire). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

British Geological Survey ; Peach, B.N. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Knox, J. (1932 repr. 1955). Sheet 117 Hoy drift. Drift ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

British Geological Survey ; Peach, B.N. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Knox, J. (1932). Sheet 117 Hoy drift. Drift ed.. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

British Geological Survey ; Wilson, G.V. ; Knox, J. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Jones, R.C.B. (1932 repr. 1955). Sheet 119 drift Kirkwall. Drift ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

British Geological Survey ; Wilson, G.V. ; Knox, J. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Jones, R.C.B. (1932). Sheet 119 Kirkwall drift. Drift ed.. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.

External publications[edit]

Stephens, J.V. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Stubblefield, C.J. ; Mitchell, G.H. The faunal divisions of the Millstone Grit series of Rombalds Moor and neighbourhood. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 24(5) 1941 p.344-372.

Trotter, F.M. ; Whittard, W.F. ; Simpson, S. ; Calver, M.A. ; Dines, H.G. ; Dunham, K.C. ; Earp, J.R. ; Eden, R.A. ; Edwards, W.N. ; Evans, W.B. ; Greig, D.C. ; Hoare, R.H. ; Kellaway, G.A. ; Magraw, D. ; Poole, E.G. ; Pyatt, E.M. ; Ramsbottom, W.H.C. ; Rhys, G.H. ; Smith, E.G. ; Stephens, J.V. ; Stevenson, I.P. ; Taylor, B.J. ; Whiteman, A.W. ; International Geological Congress. Commission de stratigraphie (1960). Lexique stratigraphique international. Vol.1 Europe; Fasc.3a England, Wales and Scotland; Pt.3a VIII Upper Carboniferous. Paris, France : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

BGS archives[edit]

J.V. Stephens Italy photograph collection taken during the Second World War — Geoscenic collection. It includes a few photos of the 1944 eruption of Vesuvius.

GSM/GL/St J V Stephens Undertook mineral survey of Derbyshire 1938
GSM/GL/St/1 Correspondence of J.V Stephens Mainly on geological work in Swansea area. Letters from A.A.Archer, V.A.Eyles, J.R.Earp and others, with photographs.
GSM/MG/C/12/191 Miss E.H. Stephens: Letter to F.W. Rudler about bricks.
IGS/OD/25/2/1 Dr Stephens' visit to Fiji
IGS/OD/33/2/1 Geological Survey Reports - E A Stephens Relates to survey in Hong Kong

John Victor Stephens[edit]

J.V. Stephens. John Victor Stephens was born at Wallasey in 1897 and educated at Liverpool College. In 1915 he joined the Royal Engineers and served on the Western Front. He gained a BEng and BSc at Liverpool University before joining the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1922. During World War II he was a Major in the 15th Army Group of the Combined Mediterranean Forces and was involved in the Italian campaign of 1943-44. He retired from the Geological Survey in 1967 and died at Harrogate on 23 March 1980.