Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906

Naval officer and artist. St Catherine's House index has a Henry Ambrose Scrivener born in the third quarter of 1842 at Sherborne. He may be the son of Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener, biblical scholar, who was in Sherborne 1835-45, according to Dictionary of National Biography. (Although F Boase' "Modern English biography" mentions allowance given only to his 3 daughters - no sons mentioned). Travelled to New Zealand aboard HMS Harrier, which left Portsmouth on 17 Dec 1860. Visited Auckland, New Plymouth and Tauranga. According to the "Navy list", he was assistant paymaster aboard the "Harrier" from 1863-64. In 1866, he was Assistant-Paymaster on the "Ganges", a training ship for boys at Falmouth. In 1868-1870, he was assistant-paymaster-in-charge on the "Beacon" off the SE Coast of America. In 1872 he is listed but not assigned to a ship. Not listed in 1871 and 1874. In 1876, assistant-paymaster on the "Orontes", a training ship, at Portsmouth. From 1878-1881, he was paymaster on the "Pelican", a composite sloop in the Pacific. From 1883-1885, he was paymaster on the "Repulse" at Hull. In 1886, he was paymaster on board the "Active", a training squadron boat. In 1888, became fleet paymaster. From 1890-1891, was fleet paymaster on the flagship "Bellerophon" in North America and the West Indies. In 1893, he carried out auxiliary service on shore as fleet paymaster, for the ship "Australia". From 1897-98, was fleet paymaster on the "Magnificent", flagship for the Channel Squadron. Seems to have retired about 1899; listed as retired in 1906 list. Scrivener visited and painted Peru, while serving with the Pelican, 1878-1881. A collection of 21 of his watercolours of Peru and of Barbados, Iceland, Chili, Lincolnshire, Ireland and Gibraltar offered at Maggs Rare Books, London, June 2006.

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Date: 1864 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose fl.1860-1881 :Puke Hina Hina Redoubt (Gate Pah), Tauranga, New Zealand, 30 April 1864; [and] Redoubt at Taranaki, New Zealand, visited 11 August 1861. 1861-1864. By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-040 Description: Shows distant view of hill with fortification, appearing to be palisades with tents inside, and scattered buildings outside the fence. Below on same sheet: ...
Date: 1861 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :First encampment at Drury. 17 July 1863. Naval encampment of landing party from HMS Harrier... 1863; and (on verso) Nukulau Island, Fiji Islands. 1861.. By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-026 Description: Shows low bushy island with native huts and canoes. On verso: First encampment at Drury... (B-064-025) Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - Nukulau Fiji...
Date: 1881 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :[Two works - The entrance from the Pacific to Smiths [sic] Channel 12 December 1881; and, Chincha Islands, Pacific Ocean, off Peru, visited June 1878]. By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-032-1 Description: Shows mountainous bush-covered coast in right background, and 3-masted sail-steam ship in middle distance at left. Geographic location dubious. Pacific Ocea...
Date: 1861 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: C-056-017 Description: Two-part panorama of hill-lined Bay with ships anchored in foreground. Closest ship is a paddle-steamer. A church stands alone above a section of dwellings. ...
Date: 1861 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: C-018-015 Description: Panorama on four sheets, joined, showing church, houses, fields behind settlement, ships on harbour. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Sepi...
Date: 1882 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :[Three works - Graves of those who were killed at Rangariri [sic], New Zealand, 20 Nov. 1863; Entrance to Manakau [sic] Harbour, New Zealand, 4 June 1861; and, Bridlington, Yorkshire, visited 20 November 1882. By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-031 Description: Shows houses and white cliffs on the Yorkshire coast. On same sheet: "Entrance to Manakau Harbour, New Zealand, 4 June 1861" (B-064-030); and, on verso "Gra...
Date: 1861 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-029 Description: Shows map of South Pacific from Rio de Janeiro past Tristan da Cunha and South Africa to Australia and New Zealand, with ship's route, dates and compass poin...
Date: 1863 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :[Four works - Off Napier, New Zealand, 2 April 1862; Taranaki roads, New Zealand, Mount Egmont and the Sugar Loaf Mountains, 19 March 1863; Taranaki or New Plymouth, New Zealand, visited 27 June 1863; and, The Manukau Heads, New Zealand, 10 April 1863.] By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-039 Description: Shows masted ship in middle distance, sailing through the Manukau Heads. Corners of page rounded off. Above, mounted on same sheet: Taranaki or New Plymou...
Date: 1887 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-028 Description: Shows view of town from harbour. Signed: H.A.S. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour 145 x 316 mm
Date: 1861 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-047 Description: Shows general view of Manukau Harbour with Onehunga in background, and buoys, markers and boats, with gulls in foreground. Other Titles - Harbour Inscripti...
Date: 1880 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-046 Description: Shows general view of mountainous Charles Island, or Floreana Island, part of the Galapagos Islands in the North Pacific, seen from on board ship. Other Tit...
Date: 1880 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-042 Description: Shows view of low palm-covered island with pier, grass huts, and two whitewashed buildings with American flag flying. At right is two-masted boat with dinghy...
Date: 1861 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: C-056-009 Description: Panorama of the whole island from on board ship. Drawn from H M S Pelican, on which the artist was paymaster Other Titles - Island Quantity: 1 drawing(s)....
Date: 1880 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-026 Description: Shows natives in European dress, with huts and a school in the background. Signed: H.A.S. Painted while the artist was serving as paymaster on board H.M....
Date: 1860 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-022 Description: A view from the shore looking across water towards Manukau Heads On same sheet as B-061-023 and -024. Inscribed in ink below drawing: Entrance to Manukau...
Date: 1884 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-030 Description: Shows a fleet drawn up in Portland Harbour. Signed: H.A.S. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour 150 x 252 mm
Date: 1883 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-029 Description: Identifies the ships Lord Warden, Penelope, Hector, Defence, Buccaneer, Hercules, Shannon, Valiant, Repulse. Signed: H.A.S. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Ph...
Date: 1863 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :[Four works - Off Napier, New Zealand, 2 April 1862; Taranaki roads, New Zealand, Mount Egmont and the Sugar Loaf Mountains, 19 March 1863; Taranaki or New Plymouth, New Zealand, visited 27 June 1863; and, The Manukau Heads, New Zealand, 10 April 1863.] By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-037 Description: Shows view of Taranaki coast from on board ship (H.M.S. Harrier), with Mt Taranaki in centre background, and the Sugar Loaves at right. Mounted on same shee...
Date: 1863 By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-061-017 Description: A road in the foreground, houses nearby, bush and Mahoeatahi Pa on a hill in the background. A flagpole crowns the pa site On same sheet as B-061-018 and -0...
Date: 1862 From: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 :[Two works - Mokaieti pah [sic] near Taranaki, New Zealand, visited 10 August 1861; and, H.M.S. Harrier left Auckland January 22nd 1862, arrived Sydney February 1st 1862. [1861-2?]] By: Scrivener, Henry Ambrose, 1842-1906 Ref: B-064-035 Description: Shows map of South Australia (Victoria), Tasmania and New Zealand with ship's route mapped out. Latitude and longitude indicated. At one time mounted with B...