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Edward Adrian Wilson

Cheltenham 1872 - Antarctic 1912
medical and artistic member of Scott's ill-fated South Pole expedition
(Wikipedia)
Kathleen Scott
R. L. Boulton & Sons
1914

Cheltenham /  Edward Adrian Wilson   Cheltenham /  Edward Adrian Wilson

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON
b.a. m.b. cantab. f.z.s.
born in cheltenham 1872.
chief of the scientific staff
artist and zoologist of the
british antarctic expedition
1910-1913.
he reached the south pole
january 17, 1912.
and died with capt. scott
on the great ice barrier
march 1912.

"he died as he lived, a brave
true man, the best of
comrades and staunchest
of friends" [letter from capt. scott]

Signed: k. scott
(pedestal) r.l. boulton & sons / chelt.

Annotation

Unveiled on 9 July 1914 by Sir Clements Markham, Arctic explorer and president of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Location (N 51°53'54" - W 2°4'41")

Item Code: gbsw008; Photograph: 23 July 2012
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