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J.B. Scrivenor collection circa 1904-circa 1910, 1904 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 12

Scope and Contents

Contains gravure prints (probably selected from a larger series). The majority have captions in pencil on the reverse, which have been recorded as found, and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Captions for untitled prints composed for this catalogue, and other interpolations are enclosed in square brackets. The views mainly show scenes in Selangor, Perak and Pahang, with a selection of prints (nos 36-57) of Sarawak.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1910


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From the Fonds:

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Biographical / Historical

Scrivenor was born on 7 December 1876 and was employed as a geologist in the U.K. Geological Survey from 1902-1903. He took up duty as a geologist in the Federated Malay States in 1903. His appointments as recorded in the Malayan Civil List are as follows: Geologist, August 1903; Acting Senior Warden of Mines in addition, March-September 1908; Inns of Court, Officers Training Corps, December 1916; entered Royal Engineers, June 1917-February 1919; resumed duties in Malaya, August 1919; sailed for England on special duty for the State of Kelantan, May 1924; resumed duties in Malay, December 1924; appointed Director, Geological Survey, Federated Malay States, December 1927; date of retirement unkown, but circa 1928; date of death unknown.


1 archive box(es) (148 images in 1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

In good condition


PJ. The majority are captioned in pencil on the reverse. Captions for untitled prints composed for this catalogue, and other interpolations are enclosed in square brackets.


Scrivenor, J. B

Finding aid date

2002-04-09 12:11:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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