Alfred John Jukes-Browne

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Alfred John Jukes-Browne. BGS Image no. P585006


Date Details
1851 Born April at Penn Fields near Wolverhampton. Educated at Cholmondley School, Highgate, and St. John’s College, Cambridge (Tutor, T.G. Bonney). Nephew of J.B. Jukes, whose name he adopted on his 21st birthday.
1873 Hons. B.A. in Natural Science Tripos.
1874 Joined Geological Survey as Assistant Geologist.
1873-1883 Mapping in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. Contributed to Memoirs.
1883 Paper in Quarterly Journal Geological Society on river evolution.
1884 Began work for “Cretaceous rocks of Britain”, 3 volumes (published 1900-4).
1876-1877 Visited Egypt.
1885 Lyell Award.
1888-1889 Visited Barbados with J.B. Harrison, Government Chemist, he produced geological map and memoir and 2 papers (Quarterly Journal Geological Society).
1901 Murchison Medal.
Retired from Survey on account of ill-health.
Continued geological work and study of Recent Mollusca.
Text books: “Physical and Stratigraphical Geology” and “Building of the British Isles”.
1909 Elected F.R.S.
1914 Died August 16th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - Alfred John Jukes-Browne, B.A., F.R.S., F.G.S. Born 16th April 1851, died 14th August 1914. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 1 p.431-432. 1914

Woodward, A.S. Obituary - Alfred John Jukes-Browne, born 1851, died 1914. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 71 p.lvi-lvii. 1915

Alfred John Jukes-Browne — Wikipedia article

J., J. Alfred John Jukes-Browne, F.R.S. . Nature 93, 667–668 (1914).

Fellow details, Alfred John Jukes-Browne. The Royal Society. Retrieved 28 April 2013.


114 works are listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Memoirs (Guppy list)[edit]

East Lincolnshire (1887); Lincolnshire (1885); Devizes (1905); Andover (1908).

Part author or contributor: Salisbury (1903)

Part author or contributor: North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire (1890)

Part author or contributor: Lincoln(1888)

Part author or contributor: Borders of the Wash (1899)

Part author or contributor: Norfolk (1893)

Part author or contributor: Sidmouth (1911).

Part author or contributor: Chichester (1903)

Part author or contributor: Wellington and Chard (1906)

Part author or contributor: Henley-on-Thames (1908)

Part author or contributor: Cambridge (1881)

Part author or contributor: Parts of Cambridge and Suffolk (1891)

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/GL/Bw/29/47 A J Jukes-Browne: Letters on fossils purchased.
GSM/GL/Bw/29/247,252,256 A J Jukes-Browne: Letters on sick leave.
GSM/GL/Cm/3 Correspondence: letters to Mr Brown, Jukes-Browne, Rudler (about Fullers Earth), W.Topley, W.W...
GSM/GL/Gr/57 Letters to Jukes-Browne and T Reeks
GSM/GL/Jb A J Jukes-Browne Joined the survey in 1874. Jukes-Browne was the nephew of J.B.Jukes, formerly Director of the Survey of Ireland. Jukes-Browne was principle author of 'The Cretaceous Rocks of Britain' published in three volumes between 1900 and 1904. He left in 1901.
GSM/GL/Jb/3 Correspondence with other geologists. Including: H.A.Allen, F.H.Hatch, F.L.Kitchin, G.W.Lamplugh, F.W.Rudler, Teall, W.W.Wattts, W.Whitaker and H.B.Woodward. Some letters to Jukes-Browne.
GSM/GL/Jb/5 Copy of "Further Investigations Regarding the Submerged Terraces and River Valleys Bordering the British Isles" by Edward Hull Jukes-Browne's copy containing notes by him. Inscribed by Hull.
GSM/GL/Wh/2 Correspondence with other geologists inc. J.Geikie, Jukes-Browne, Rudler and S.V.Wood

Other archives[edit]

Browne; Alfred John Jukes- (16 April 1851 - 14 August 1914) Royal Society