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Date Details
1843 Born July 22nd in London.
Educated at King’s College.
1843 Apprenticed to engineer, engaged for several years on railway work in Cornwall and S. Wales.
1868 Joined Survey. Became engaged in re-survey of portions of Somerset, later in first detailed Drift Survey of area N.W. of London.
Transferred to Suffolk and Norfolk. Made careful study of Forest Bed Series.
1884 1” Geol. Survey of England completed. Blake went to Reading and began 6” re-survey and mapping of Drifts.
1901 Died March 5th.

Biographies and obituaries

Obituary - John Hopwood Blake, Assoc.M.Inst,C.E., F.G.S., of the Geological Survey of England and Wales. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 8 p.238-240. 1901

Teall, J.J.H. Obituary - John Hopwood Blake. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 58 p.liii-liv. 1902

John Hopwood Blake (Obituary) Institute of Civil Engineers.


Date Details
1888 "Memoir: ""East Dereham"" (1888)"
1890 "Memoir: ""Yarmouth and Lowestoft"" (1890)"
"Memoir: ""Water Supply of Berkshire"" (with Whitaker)"
1903 "Memoir: ""Reading"" (unfinished) (1903)"
1886 "Memoir: ""Bury St Edmunds"" (1886) with F.J. Bennett"
1876 "Contributed notes to: ""E. Somerset"" (1876)"
1881 "Contributed notes to: ""Stowmarket"" (1881)"
1881 "Contributed notes to: ""Norwich"" (1881)"
1889 "Contributed notes to: ""London"" (1889)"

BGS archives

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/8/28, 34 J H Blake: Letters on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/56, 62, 65 J H Blake: Letter on an expenses claim.
GSM/GL/Bk J H Blake
GSM/GL/Bw/29/239 J H Blake: Letter on request for stores.