John (Ian) Bartholomew
|John Bartholomew (1890-1962)|
Cartographer and Geographer
|Born||12 February 1890|
|Died||9 February 1962(aged 71)|
Bartholomew studied cartography in Leipzig, Paris and at the University of Edinburgh and took over the family business John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. on the death of his father John George Bartholomew. He inherited the task from his father of completing the Times Survey Atlas of the World (1921), which was expanded into the Times Mid-Century Edition (issued in five volumes between 1955 and 1960). He introduced new cartographic techniques, modern printing and expanded the company significantly.
He served as Honorary Secretary and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (1920–54) and was awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. In 1960 he was appointed C.B.E.
He died in Edinburgh.
He is buried against the north wall of the 20th century extension to Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh at his father's memorial, together with his mother, Jennie, brother Hugh, and son, John Christopher Bartholomew.
He entrusted the management of the company to his three sons, Peter, John and Robert.
- Leslie Gardiner (1976). Bartholomew 150 Years. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85152-791-8.
- Bartholomew: A Scottish Family Heritage - site maintained by the family.
- Times World Atlases official website including a History and Heritage section detailing landmark Times atlases