Authorised form of nameJervois; Sir; William Francis Drummond (1821 - 1897)
Dates1821 - 1897
Place of birthCowes, Isle of Wight, England
Dates and placesBurial:
Virginia Water, Surrey (16 August 1897)
Research fieldMilitary engineering
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Commission in the Royal Engineers (1839); went to the Cape of Good Hope (1841); served against the Kaffirs (1846-1847); returned to England (1848); Assistant Inspector General of Fortifications, War Office (1856); Secretary, Royal Commission on the defence of the United Kingdom (1859-1860); Director of Works for fortifications (1862); Governor of the Straits Settlements (1875); Governor of South Australia (1877-1883); Lieutenant General, Royal Engineers; Governor of New Zealand (1883-1889); died after a carriage accident
CB 1863; KCMG 1874; GCMG 1878
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1888
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1897-1898 vol 62 pp xxxvii-xl signed by C W W
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
F A Abel has signed election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA8064
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1888/16Jervois, Sir William Francis Drummond: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/2/652Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Cox & Company, Craig's Court, Charing Cross4 October 1888
NLB/2/416Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General Sir William Jervois, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1888
NLB/2/638Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1888
NLB/2/669Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Lowry Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1888
NLB/2/947Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1889
NLB/3/917Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lieutenant General Sir William Jervois, Fellow of the Royal Society9 November 1889
NLB/5/330Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Jervois, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 May 1891
NLB/8/493Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Company 3 November 1893
NLB/16/193Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lieutenant-General Sir John Stokes, Spring House, Ewell, Surrey18 February 1898
IM/Maull/002429Jervois, Sir William Francis Drumondnd
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