in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); History of Science and Technology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 888 words.
Scafe, John (1776–1843), poet and writer on geology, was born on 19 June 1776 in London, the only son of William Scafe (1744–1808), barrister, of The Leazes, Tanfield, Durham, and his wife,...