Frederick Drew


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 area.
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

1892 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
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