|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
"Lawyer. He removed to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1845 from Washington, D.C. and held for four years the office of comptroller-general. From time to time he published a number of poems, some of which went the rounds of the press; but they have not yet been collected into book form."
[Source: Edwin Anderson Alderman & Joel Chandler Harris (eds.), Library of Southern Literature 127 (New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1910)(1907)(Vol. 15, Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, 1929, Lucian Lamar Knight ed.)][A review of Alice Jane Drew's collection of her father's work, presented in Columbus Drew: Something of His Life and Ancestry, and Some of His Literary Work makes no reference to Drew's being a lawyer.]
"Columbus Drew, came to Jacksonville in 1848 and opened the eponymous Columbus Drew Stationery & Printing Company in 1855." [Source: "Special Collections Exhibits," Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida]
Alice Jane Drew (ed.), Columbus Drew: Something of His Life and Ancestry, and Some of His Literary Work (Jacksonville, Florida: The Drew Press, 1910) [online text]