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Lot 85A
A Polar Medal Pair to F.C.Fraser, CBE. FRS. for Antarctic Research Work, 1929-1931. .
Sold for £3,877 (US$ 6,215) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Polar Medal Pair to F.C.Fraser, CBE. FRS. for Antarctic Research Work, 1929-1931. .

Footnotes

  • Sold with Certificate for CBE dated June 2nd 1962; copied Biographical Memoir of F.C.Fraser, Fellow of the Royal Society (Vol25, November 1979), Copied photograph of Fraser and other explorers aboard ship and a hand written log dated 18-1-1965 to 1-3-1965.
    Francis Charles Fraser (1903-1978), a Scott from Ross and Cromarty, Educated Glasgow University, Department of Geology, spent three seasons in the Antarcitic, served as a zoologist in Discovery 1926-27, and Discovery II during 1929-31, concerned with the better understanding of whalebone whales. Employed at the British Museumon mammalian osteology 1933-48; Deputy Keeper of Zoology 1948-57, Keeper of Zoology 1957-64, engaged at the shore station in South Georgia, member of a Danish Expedition, West Africa 1945-46. Elected F.R.S. 1966.
    Note due to a typing error in the final list of recipients for the Polar Medal he received the medal with incorrect bar dated 1929-37 rather than the correct 1929-31 dates.
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