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Henry Drummond (1851–1897)

Drummond, Henry. A Scotch geologist and writer; born at Stirling, Aug. 17, 1851; died at Tunbridge Wells, England, March 11, 1897. He studied theology at Edinburgh University, but did not adopt the clerical profession. In 1877 he was appointed professor of natural science in the Free Church College, Glasgow. ‘Natural Law in the Spiritual World’ (1883), and its successor ‘The Ascent of Man,’ applications of modern scientific methods to the immaterial universe, have made his popular fame. He traveled in Central Africa (1883–84) studying its botany and geology, and later wrote the highly interesting and instructive volume on ‘Tropical Africa’ (1888). Other semi-religious writings of his are: ‘Pax Vobiscum’ (1890); ‘The Greatest Thing in the World’ (1890); ‘The Programme of Christianity’ (1892). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).