1814 – Born in London on the 5th of February.
1839 – He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and after taking his degree of M.A.
1840 – He was elected professor of geology in King’s College, London.
1844 – He became a fellow of the Royal Society.
– His other published works include Geology, introductory, descriptive, & practical.
1845 – The Geologist’s Text-Book.
1847 – He was vice-secretary of the Geological Society.
1848 – Syllabus of lectures on mineralogy, geology, and practical geology.
1849 – Dr. Ansted’s Gold-Seekers Manual attempted to improve the prospects of emigrants to the California gold rush.
1850 – An elementary course of geology, mineralogy, and physical geography.
1853 – Ansted was one of the earlier geologists to identify the rich bituminous coal seams which lay in southern West Virginia in the United States, where he invested in land.
– The Great Stone Book of Nature.
1860 – Dr. Ansted exchanged correspondence with Charles Darwin.
1865 – The applications of geology to the arts and manufactures.
1868 – Dr. Ansted became an Examiner in Physical Geography to the Science and Art Department of King’s College.
1880 – Died at Melton near Woodbridge in Suffolk, England on the 13th of May.