Thomas Owen Bosworth M.A., D.Sc., F.G.S.

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1882 Born March 28th at Spratton, Northants.
1902 Entered St. John’s College, Cambridge.
1st Class in Nat. Sci. Tripos. Awarded Harkness Scholarship.
1904-1911 Devoted spare time to study of Keuper Marls of Leicestershire.
1912 Results published: “The Keuper Marls around Charnwood.”
1908 Joined Geol. Survey of Scotland.
Mapped part of Mull under C.T. Clough (Leaf-beds at Ardtun). Contributed to Memoir “Tertiary Mull” (1924).
1909 Resigned from Survey.
Worked abroad as oil geologist - in Galicia, Italy, Trindad, Barbados, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Texas, U.S. and Canada to within the Arctic Circle.
1921 Wollaston Fund.
1929 Died January 18th in London.

Biographies and obituaries

Gregory, J.W. Obituary - Thomas Owen Bosworth. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 85 p.lxiv. 1929

Obituary - Thomas Owen Bosworth, M.A.(Camb.), D.Sc.(Lond.), F.G.S. (1882-1928). Geologists Magazine. Whole Series. v. 66 p.191-192. 1929 Nature, March 30th 1929, p. 500

Publications

Bosworth, T.O. (1920). Geology of the mid continent oilfields, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas. New York, N.Y. : Macmillan and Co..


Bosworth, T.O. ; Woods, H. ; Vaughan, T.W. ; Cushman, J.A. (1922). Geology of the Tertiary and Quaternary periods in the north-west part of Peru. London.


Bosworth, T.O. The Keuper Marls around Charnwood. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, vol.lxviii, 1912, p281-294.


Bosworth, T.O. ([1912]). The Keuper Marls around Charnwood : being the results of researches in Leicestershire, 1904-1911. Leicester : Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society.


Bosworth, T.O. Metamorphism around the Ross of Mull granite. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, vol.lxvi, 1910, p376-401.


Bosworth, T.O. Notes on the semi-arid conditions in a part of Southern Texas. Geological Magazine, Decade V, Vol.X, no.593, 1913, p481-485.


Bosworth, T.O. The origin of the Upper Keuper of Leicestershire. Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, vol.XII, pt.I, 1908, p28-34.


Bosworth, T.O. Outlines of oilfield geology. Geological Magazine, Decade V, vol.ix, nos.571-2, p16-23, 53-59.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924). Sheet 31 drift Airdrie. Drift ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924 repr. 1952). Sheet 31 drift Airdrie [superseded]. Drift ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924). Sheet 31 solid Airdrie. Solid ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924 repr. 1952). Sheet 31 solid Airdrie. Solid ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924 repr. (3rd impression) 1969). Sheet 31 solid Airdrie [superseded]. Solid ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Institute of Geological Sciences.


British Geological Survey ; Macgregor, M. ; Crampton, C. B. ; Bailey, E.B. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Carruthers, R.G. ; Wright, W.B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Grabham, G.W. ; Grant Wilson, J.S. ; Bosworth, T.O. (1924 repr. (3rd impr.) 1969). Sheet 31 solid Airdrie [superseded]. Solid ed. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Bailey, E.B. ; Clough, C.T. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Bosworth, T.O. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Richey, J.E. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Cunningham-Craig, E.H. (1954). Sheet 43 Iona drift. Drift ed.. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Chessington : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Bailey, E.B. ; Clough, C.T. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Bosworth, T.O. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Richey, J.E. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Cunningham-Craig, E.H. (1954 [repr.1974]). Sheet 43 Iona drift. Drift ed.. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Chessington : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


British Geological Survey ; Bailey, E.B. ; Clough, C.T. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Bosworth, T.O. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Richey, J.E. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Cunningham-Craig, E.H. (1925). Sheet 43 Iona [solid and drift]. [Solid and drift ed.]. (Geological Survey of Scotland 1:63 360/1:50 000). Southampton : Ordnance Survey for the Geological Survey.


Bailey, E.B. ; Clough, C.T. ; Wright, W.B. ; Richey, J.E. ; Wilson, G.V. ; Seward, A.C. ; Thomas, H.H. ; Anderson, E. M. ; Bosworth, T.O. ; Burnett, G.A. ; Ennos, F.R. ; Holttum, R.E. ; Lee, G.W. ; Lightfoot, B. ; Maufe, H.B. ; Radley, E.G. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Scotland (1924). Tertiary and post-Tertiary geology of Mull, Loch Aline, and Oban : (A description of parts of sheets 43,44,51 and 52 of the geological map). 1987 Reprint. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB (Scotland)). Edinburgh : HMSO.


Bosworth, T.O. [Biographical information on Thomas Owen Bosworth]. Obituary files - BGS Keyworth.