Frank Edward Clarke

Production date
Circa 1893-1899
Description
Carte-de-visite bust portrait of Frank Edward Clarke, Chief Draughtsman of the New Plymouth Lands and Survey Department. Clarke is wearing a jacket with a shirt and tie. He has a large moustache and is looking away from the camera. The photograph includes an annotation in William Francis Gordon's handwriting, which reads: "In Memory of Frank E. Clarke / Died July 1st 1899 Aged 50 years". It is likely the annotation and original photograph were rephotographed, either by Gordon or George Herbert White.
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Production role
Presumed photographer
Possible photographer
Production date
Circa 1893-1899
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Accession number
PHO2011-0537
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Not only was Frank Edward Clarke a Chief Draftsperson he was also a keen amateur naturalist and a talented scientific illustrator. As you can see from this article http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=TH18950311.2.11 He has a drawing in your collection and a range of illustrations of his are held at Te Papa. He was a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand and described several new to science species of New Zealand fish. See https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=A-JCByVyQH0C&pg=PA270&lpg=PA270&dq=F+E+Clarke+Fish&source=bl&ots=GIsH2vsnkw&sig=oXuCCGttWJssjfcFi7ECv0GP_FE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAmoVChMIsqaH3Y-TxgIVhXu8Ch1Q8gCR#v=onepage&q=F%20E%20Clarke%20Fish&f=false

- Siobhan on 16-06-2015 03:02:45

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