George Willoughby Fraser

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Dates: 
1866 - 1923

British civil engineer; he was baptised at Mereworth, Kent 5 Aug. 1866, son of Major General Sir Thomas Fraser and Matilda Wildman; he assisted Petrie in his excavations in the Fayum, 1889, and was attached to the EEF Archaeological Survey under Newberry, for which he drew plans etc. at Beni Hasan and El-Bersha; with M. W. Blackden he copied and privately printed the hieratic inscriptions at the quarries of Hatnub; in 1897 he presented a limestone door-socket dated to the 30th year of Amenemhat II to the British Museum (EA 1236); he published articles in PSBA; FSA, 1893-6, resigned, and re-elected 1904, resigned again, 1906; his scarab collection was acquired by von Bissing; it was published as A Catalogue of Scarabs belonging to George Fraser, 1900; he died in Bath, 24 Nov. 1923; part of his archive was acquired by the University of Milan in 2004.

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