Clement Le Neve Foster Sir, D.Sc., F.R.S.
|1841||Born March 23rd at Camberwell. Received early education at Boulogne and Amiens. Entered Royal School of Mines, then Mining College of Freiberg, D.Sc. at London University.|
|1860||Appointed Assistant geologist on Geological Survey. Worked in Wealden area, and Carboniferous of Derbyshire.|
|1865||Paper with Topley to Geological Society “On the Superficial Deposits of the Valley of the Medway”, with remarks on the “Denudation of the Weald”.|
|Part-author of “Geology of North Derbyshire”(M.G.S.) 1869, with Green and Dakyns.|
|Retired from Geological Survey.|
|Specialised in mineralogy and mining.|
|Lectured in Cornwall. Visited important mineral districts abroad.|
|Papers to the Geological Society on Celestine in Egypt (with H. Bauerman), the Caratal Goldfield in Venezuela.|
|1872||Appointed Inspector of Mines under the Home Office. Served for 8 years in south-west England. Results in papers to Geological Society and Cornish Societies. Results of work in Annual Reports of Mines and Quarries issued by Home Office.|
|1880||Given charge of North Wales.|
|1890||Appointed Professor of Mining at Royal College of Science on death of Sir Warington Smyth. “Ore and stone mining”; “The elements of mining and quarrying”. Became member of Royal Commission on Coal Supplies.|
|1901||Retired from Home Office.|
|1904||Died April 19th.|
Biographies and obituaries
Marr, J.E. Obituary - Sir Clement Le Neve Foster. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 61 p.lii-liv. 1905
Obituary - Clement Le Neve Foster (1841-1904). Mineralogical Magazine. v. 14 p.57-59. 1907
Obituary - Sir Clement Le Neve Foster, D.Sc., F.R.S. Born 23rd March 1841, died 19th April 1904. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 1 p.286-287. 1904
Proceedings Royal Society LXXV (1905) p. 371.
Clement Le Neve Foster — Wikipedia article
H. T. Wood, rev. R. C. Cox. Foster, Sir Clement Le Neve (1841–1904). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/33215. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton, ed. (1964). Patrons and Presidents. Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. p. iii.
Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue
Foster, C.L.N. (1903). The elements of mining and quarrying. London : Charles Griffin and Company.
Foster, C.L.N. (1910). The elements of mining and quarrying. 2nd rev ed. London : Charles Griffin and Company.
Foster, C.L.N. An emanation of carbonic acid gas at Foxdale Mine in the Isle of Man : Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall v.10 1887 p.175-176.
Freire-Marreco, A. ; Hill, A. ; Moffitt, R. ; Jervis, W.P. ; Galloway, W. ; De Rance, C.E. ; Ward, J.C. ; Burder, G.F. ; Gardiner, E.J.L. ; Fryer, A.C. ; MacCulloch, J. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Davy, J. ; Schneider, H.W. ; Durden, E.H. ; Thorp, W. ; Sorby, H.C. ; Watson, J. ; Hunt, R. ; Wright, T. ; Sopwith, T. ; Richardson, T. ; Daglish, J. ; Forster, G.B. ; Bell, I.L. ; Spencer, T. ; Robinson, H. ; Curry, J. ; Maw, G. ; Brigg, J. ; Gulland, J.K. ; Kendall, J.D. ; Aitken, J. ; Collins, J.H. ; Barrow, G. ; Topley, W. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Andre, G.G. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Halse, E. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Ashburner, C.A. ; Browett, A. ; Hull, E. ; Brierley, J. ; Wallis, A.M. ; Bedson, P.P. ; Shaw, J.L. ; Fream, W. ; Topley, W. (1855-1894). England and Wales : economic. (Survey pamphlet; 17).
Green, A.H. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Strahan, A. (1887). The geology of the Carboniferous Limestone, Yoredale Rocks, and Millstone Grit of North Derbyshire : Parts of sheets 88SE, 81NE,81SE,72NE,82NW,82SW,and 71NW). 2nd ed.. (Mem Geol Surv (Misc)). London : HMSO.
Green, A.H. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Etheridge, R. (1869). The geology of the Carboniferous Limestone, Yoredale Rocks, and Millstone Grit of North Derbyshire and the adjoining parts of Yorkshire : Sheets 81NE,81SE,72NE and adjoining parts of 88SE,82NW,82SW and 71NW. (Mem Geol Surv (Misc)). London : HMSO.
Topley, W. ; Aveline, W.T. ; Bristow, H.W. ; Drew, F. ; Etheridge, R. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Gould, C. (1875). The geology of the Weald (parts of the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hants) (in part from the notes and mss of HW Bristow, WT Aveline, F Drew, C Gould and CLN Foster) (list of fossils revised by R Etheridge). (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.
Royal Geological Society of Cornwall ; Foster, C.L.N. (1875). Guide to the Museum of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. Truro : W. Lake.
Foster, C.L.N. ; Miller, A.E. (1898). Snaefell lead mine accident : reports to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the circumstances attending an underground fire which occurred at the Snaefell Lead Mine, Isle of Man, in the month of May 1897. (C; 8880). London : HMSO.
Foster, C.L.N. (1894). A text-book of ore and stone mining. London : C. Griffin & Company, Limited.
Foster, C.L.N. (1900). A text-book of ore and stone mining. 3rd ed. London : Charles Griffin & Co..
Foster, C.L.N. ; Cox, S.H. (1910). A Treatise on ore and stone mining. 7th ed. London : Charles Griffin & Co..
Foster, C.L.N. ; Brough, B.H. (1905). A treatise on ore and stone mining. 6th ed. London : Charles Griffin & Co..
|GSM/DC/A/C/7/111,114,125||C le N Foster: Letters on his appointment.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/7/340-341||C le N Foster: Letters on his resignation.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/8/291||P le N Foster: Letter on loan of models.|
|GSM/GL/Tp/3||Notes on the geology of the Weald: rough notes by W.Topley, F.Drew, C.Gould, W.Whitaker and...|