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Reference numberEC/1948/07
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TitleFryer, Sir John Claud Fortescue: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationIs an entomologist, his early researches on the genetics of mimetic polymorphism in Papilio polytes are classic. He is distinguished for his scientific public service to Agriculture. As the first entomologist employed by the Board of Agriculture, and later as Director of the Board's Plant Pathology Laboratory he established the advisory and quarantine services in this country on such sound scientific lines that they enabled the great development of agriculture during the war to take place. During the war as first secretary to the Agricultural Improvement Council he rendered important service to scientific agriculture, and now as Secretary to the Agricultural Research Council is playing a large part in post-war development in this field.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. S R Christophers
From Personal Knowledge. D M S Watson; V B Wigglesworth; P A Buxton; D Keilin; F T Brooks; A D Imms; Guy A K Marshall; A V Hill
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Fryer, Sir John Claud Fortescue: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA322Fryer; Sir; John Claud Fortescue (1886 - 1948)1886 - 1948
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