Charles Edward Fox-Strangways F.G.S.

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Date Details
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 1911

Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot. p. 307.

Charles Edward Fox-Strangways (1844-1910) Geologist and Honorary Member of the YPS

Charles Edward Fox-Strangways (1844 - 1910) — Wikitree entry


List of Memoirs and papers: Geological Magazine (1910) p. 237-8.

181 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue.

BGS archives

Ref No Title Description
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.