Charles Edward Fox-Strangways F.G.S.
|1844||Born February 13th at Reive near Exeter. Son of Rev. Henry Fox-Strangways. Educated at Eton and University of Gottingen.|
|1867||Appointed Assistant Geologist of the Geological Survey.|
|1867||Fieldwork in West Yorkshire near Todmorden, and near Ingleton. Yorkshire Coalfield – Harrogate – across Vale of York to East Yorkshire. (For memoirs see Geological Magazine 1910, p. 237).|
|1889||Transferred to Midland Counties. Lived in Leicester till retirement. Memoir on Leicestershire Coalfield.|
|1892||General memoir on Jurassic rocks of Yorkshire.|
|1901||Promoted to District Geologist.|
|Had important share in compiling “Bibliography of Yorkshire Geology”. Published by the Yorkshire Geological Society 1915.|
|1910||Died March 5th.|
Biographies and obituaries
Obituary - Charles Edward Fox-Strangways, F.G.S. Born 13th February 1844, died 5th March 1910. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 7 p.235-238. 1910
Lamplugh, G.W. Obituary - Charles Fox-Strangways, F.G.S. (1844-1910). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. v. 17 p.156-158. 1910
Watts, W.W. Obituary - Charles Edward Fox-Strangways. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 67 p.lv-lvi. 1911
Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot. p. 307.
Charles Edward Fox-Strangways (1844 - 1910) — Wikitree entry
List of Memoirs and papers: Geological Magazine (1910) p. 237-8.
|GSM/DC/A/C/7/483,504||C E Fox Strangways: Letter on his appointment.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/24/289,291,301,304,314,317||C E Fox-Strangways: Letter on his promotion.|
|GSM/GL/Fx||C E Fox-Strangways||Joined the Survey in 1867. He was the joint author (with H.B.Woodward) of the second of the...|
|GSM/GL/Fx/12||Profile of C.E. Fox-Strangways||From the Leicester Guardian. [This is not an obituary as Fox-Strangways did not die until 1910]|
|1910||Died March 5th.|
Charles Edward Fox-Strangways 1844-1910
Extract with permission of the author from: Cooper A.H. Yorkshire geology as seen through the eyes of notable British Geological Survey geologists 1862-200046-67 in Myerscough, R and Wallace, V. Famous Geologists of Yorkshire. York. ISBN 978-1-906604-58-5. PDF on NORA
Fox-Strangways hailed from Reive near Exeter. The son of the Rev Henry Fox-Strangways, he was educated at Eton and went on to study chemistry, mineralogy and physics at the University of Gottingen . While there, war was declared in 1866 between Prussia and Austria, and he is recorded to have assisted Sartorius von Waltershausen, the professor of geology and mineralogy, to bury his precious collection of minerals, so as to prevent them falling into the hands of the belligerents . He joined the Survey in 1867 and initially worked on the Carboniferous rocks of Yorkshire around Todmorden, Halifax and Bradford. From here he moved on to the Harrogate anticline and Knaresborough areas studying not only the stratigraphy and structure, but also the mineral springs that made Harrogate famous as a spa town. His surveying career then carried him across the Vale of York on to the Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks of the North York Moors and Wolds. He wrote some 22 memoirs including many for Yorkshire (Table 1) and two volumes on the Jurassic rocks of Britain. These and his scientific publications attest to a productive and innovative geologist who laid the foundations for much of the understanding of Yorkshire geology that went on past his retirement in 1904. He died at his desk in 1910 while completing an exhaustive bibliography of Yorkshire Geology that was completed by T Sheppard and published in 1915.