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Fraser, John R, d 1961 (Glaciologist, Imperial College, and Edinburgh University graduate)



  • Existence: d 1961

John Fraser BSc graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 1957, after which he worked for two years with Mssrs. Mott, Hay & Anderson. In 1959 he left his post as an Assistant Engineer on the Forth Road bridge to do research at Imperial College, London. In 1960 he participated in an expedition to Spitzberg (Spitsbergen in Norwegian), during which he wrote a diary. One year later, in June 1961, he lost his life in the University of London Beerenberg expedition, in an inshore accident at Jan Mayen Island.
Source: John Fraser, 1960, Spitsbergen 1960 - Diary of John Fraser [volume]. Coll-1923. Edinburgh University Special Collections.

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Spitsbergen 1960 - Diary of John Fraser

Identifier: Coll-1923
Scope and Contents Reproduction of the diary of John Fraser, then researcher at Imperial College, written during a land-surveying expedition to Spitzberg (Spitsbergen in Norwegian) in 1960. In addition to a day-to-day account of the expetition written by Fraser, the volume contains black-and-white photographs (orginals) depicting landscapes and various scenes of the expetition, a biographical note on Fraser, a photograph of Fraser himself at Imperial College, loose maps of Svalbard and Dicksonland, and an...
Dates: 1960-1961