Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener
1813-1891. NT scholar. Born in Southwark and educated at Falmouth School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he taught for ten years at King's School, Sherborne, was headmaster of Falmouth School (1846-56), and prebendary of Exeter (1874-91). Throughout his entire working life he studied NT texts; he published the texts of twenty manuscripts and listed all known manuscripts. He was an ardent supporter of the , the Byzantine text (substantially that of the Codex Bezae) used in the , in opposition to the Westcott and Hort text used in the -in which view he failed to convince other scholars. He also devised a method of classifying ancient manuscripts.