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Frederick Drew


Date Details
1836 Born at Southampton, August 11th. Educated at private school kept by his father in Southampton.
1853 Entered Royal School of Mines. Took Duke of Cornwall’s Scholarship, a Royal Scholarship and Edward Forbes Medal.
1855 Left School of Mines and joined Geological Survey as Assistant Geologist. Worked chiefly in south-east England. (Geol.1861).
1855-1862 Paper on Hasting Sands (Q.J.G.S. 1861). Account of geology of Folkestone, Rye and Romney Marsh (Memoir 1864). Proposed subdivisions of the Hastings Sands which were accepted – and introduced modifications in classification of Lower Cretaceous in Wealden a
1858 Elected F.G.S.
1862 Resigned from Survey.
Accepted appointment as Geologist to Maharaja of Kashmir.
Appointed to Governorship of Jummu and subsequently of Ladak.
Published results of work in Kashmir:
1872 Returned to England. Elected F.R.G.S.
1873 Q.J.G.S. vol XXIX p.441.
1875 “The Jummu of Kashmir Territories, a geographical account”.
1875 Accepted a Mastership at Eton.
1877 “Northern barrier of India”.
1891 Died October 25th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Frederick Drew — Wikipedia article

Geikie, A. Obituary - Frederic Drew. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 48 p.49-50. 1892

Obituary - Frederick Drew, F.G.S., F.R.G.S. Born 11th August 1836, died 25th October 1891. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 9 p.142-144. 1892

Drew, Frederick (1836–1891) by E. M. Lloyd, revised by Andrew Grout

Drew, Frederick — Sotonopedia article


Drew, F.. Etheridge, R.. Museum of Practical Geology. 1864. The geology of the country between Folkestone and Rye, including the whole of Romney Marsh (Sheet 4). - London: HMSO. - (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series)

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). - London: HMSO. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB)

Drew, F.. International Geological Congress. Notes pour l'excursion a Windsor et a Eton

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
BCRA/207Y/D/13 Spring Trap Cave, Kettlewell. Report with sketch-survey
GSM/DC/A/C/5/371 F Drew: Mentioned in letter of De la Beche.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/242 F Drew: Minute of appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/197 F Drew: Minute of promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/199 F Drew: Mentioned in letter of Murchison.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/204 F Drew: Letter on appointment to India.
GSM/GL/Dz F Drew
GSM/GL/Tp/3 Notes on the geology of the Weald: rough notes by W.Topley, F.Drew, C.Gould, W.Whitaker and...