Frederick Stewart (geologist)

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Frederick Stewart

Frederick Henry Stewart

(1916-01-16)January 16, 1916
Aberdeen, Scotland
DiedDecember 9, 2001(2001-12-09) (aged 85)
(m. 1945)
AwardsFRS (1964)[1]

Sir Frederick Henry Stewart FRS FRSE FGS (16 January 1916 – 9 December 2001) was a Scottish geologist and academic who was a professor at the University of Edinburgh.[1]


He was born in Aberdeen on 16 January 1916, the son of Frederick Robert Stewart, a lecturer in engineering[2] at Aberdeen University,[3] and his wife, Hester Alexander.

He was educated at Fettes College and Robert Gordon's College.[4] He earned his BSc in Zoology in three years at Aberdeen University. He followed this with a doctorate (PhD) in Geology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, while also studying the geology of the Isle of Skye and the village of Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1945, Stewart married Mary Rainbow, (later to achieve recognition as the novelist Mary Stewart) whom he met whilst working in Durham. She outlived him, dying in 2014. There were no children.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c O'Hara, M. J. (2006). "Sir Frederick Henry Stewart 16 January 1916 -- 9 December 2001: Elected FRS 1964". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 52: 331. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2006.0023.
  2. ^ a b Wright, Pearce (19 December 2011). "Sir Frederick Stewart". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sir Frederick Stewart". The Daily Telegraph. 18 December 2001. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ Casely, Gordon (19 December 2001). "Sir Frederick Stewart". The Herald. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Honorary Graduates". University of Leicester. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Court Minutes" (PDF). Heriot Watt University. 4 February 2002. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. ^ "The History & Constitution of the University of Glasgow" (PDF). University of Glasgow. 2001. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  8. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.
  9. ^ "About Us". World Cultural Council. Retrieved 8 November 2016.