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FIDS HQ staff, 1954-11 - 1957-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011XX/150

Scope and Contents

110 x 80 mm. A group photograph of FIDS staff. FIDS is an acronym of the 'Falkland Islands Dependency Survey', which was the name of the British Antarctic Survey in its earlier days. The caption on the reverse, written in blue ink, continues: 'L to R, Rosemary Graves (ex Guard), Frank Elliott, Margaret Northwood, Colleen Rowlands'. Frank Elliott, after working in Graham land for the Survey, was SECFIDS (the Survey Secretary) in Stanley from 1953 to 1959. 'A tough, stocky and forthright Yorkshireman... Competent, hardworking and just'. (Anderson, 1957, p. 20) TBC. He also recalls 'secretaries in the FIDS office, each one equally attractive'. (Anderson, 1957, p. 22).


  • Creation: 1954-11 - 1957-01


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


More information can be found in: Anderson, W. Ellery (1957), 'Expedition South', London: Evans Brothers Ltd.



Finding aid date

2004-06-21 14:59:05+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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