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Old 31-12-2016, 06:17 PM
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Default Alexander Fowler, Geologist.....or not??

Some time back I came into the possession of a number of boxes of books, mining and geology subjects. Many of these books have the owner's signature, 'A. Fowler' on the endpapers, there is also addressed correspondence to this person.

So it would be reasonable to assume these belonged to 'A. Fowler'. This is in fact Alexander Fowler the Geologist that wrote the Geology Memoir of this area - "The Geology of the Country around Rothbury, Amble and Ashington" published in 1935.

There are a number of other papers written by him in this collection.








Alex Fowler's signature on his copy of 'Coal Measure Plants':

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Old 31-12-2016, 06:38 PM
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So my point. In this lot is a one solitary photo of a distinguished looking gentleman. What I would like to know is, is this Alexander Fowler or not?

I've searched online high and low for a photo but no luck.

This is the British Geological Survey page on him:
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeol...d&personId=224

Not much use.


He turns up on the 1939 Register, with his wife Lilian, at 15 Cleaside Avenue , South Shields. Born 8th August 1893, a Geological Surveyor.

I've had a spot of bother trying to find birth location or 1901 and 1911 census entries.


From the death indexes he appears to have died in Grantham Lincolnshire in 1980. This is almost certainly him, as in the collection are letters addressed to him at Cranwell Village, Sleaford; which is 14 mile from Grantham.
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Old 31-12-2016, 06:47 PM
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OK then. The photo, presented to the power of the internet to solve, one way or the other:

Is this Alexander Fowler M.A. B.Sc., Geological Surveyor, 1893 - 1980. Or not??

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Very interesting Coquet who else would it be?
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Very interesting Coquet who else would it be?
I think it must be him - it's just finding confirmation somewhere. If someone can find him in the census then it might lead to an ancestry family tree of some relative which might help.
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Report in the Grantham Journal of 11 Feb 1922 about proceedings in the Sleaford Police Court:
"Alexander Fowler, of Whitley Bay, was summoned for riding a motor bicycle without having a driver's licence, at Heckington, on Dec 31st..."
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OK then. The photo, presented to the power of the internet to solve, one way or the other:

Is this Alexander Fowler M.A. B.Sc., Geological Surveyor, 1893 - 1980. Or not??

It is not Alexander Fowler. The image is of Robert Carruthers.
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