Herbert Kilburn Scott, J.P., died on 24th October, 1950, at his home at Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, at the age of 80.

He was born and educated in Leeds and received practical engineering training with Messrs. R. Kilburn & Sons, Leeds, from 1885 to 1890. In 1891 he was appointed assistant to Mr. Edward

Riley in London and also worked at the Elban iron mines, after four years becoming manager and engineer of the Wigg Manganese Mines and Engineering Works at Minas Geraes, Brazil. He held this post for five years, and in 1900 set up in practice as consulting mining engineer in Rio de Janeiro.

Mr. Kilburn Scott had been in consulting practice in London for many years. From 1914 to 1916 he served with the Northumberland Yeomanry, and from 1916 to 1918 was Director of Home Ore Supplies (Midlands) for the Ministry of Munitions. Just before the outbreak of the second world war he examined coal and iron deposits in New Zealand in connection with the establishment of a State steel works.

Mr. Kilburn Scott was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1901, and served on the Council from 1922 to 1926. He was the author of two papers published in the Transactions of the Institution, entitled ‘On the occurrence of mica in Brazil, and on its preparation for the market’ (vol. 12, 1902-3), and ‘Notes on some Bulgarian mineral deposits’ (vol. 22, 1912-13). He was a Member of the French Society of Civil Engineers, the Iron and Steel Institute, and the Advisory Council of the Mineral Resources Department of the Imperial Institute. He took a great interest in local administration in Buckinghamshire, and was a member of the County Council.

Vol. 60, Trans I.M.M., 1950-51, p.152

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