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Image number: RS.18701
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Walter Morley Fletcher




Walter Morley Fletcher (1873-1933, British), Physiologist


Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

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height (print): 75mm
width (print): 40mm


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Full length portrait Walter Morley Fletcher, on the deck of the S.S. Minnekahda, seated, with his head bowed, reading a book. Fletcher wears a suit, hat and spectacles and is shown smoking a pipe.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘Minnekhada 1929 Sir Walter Fletcher’. From a collection of snapshots taken by Mary Pickford on board, captioned and donated by her. Backed with cardboard.

The S.S. Minnekahda was a U.S. Atlantic Transport converted troopship, repurposed as a single-class passenger ship. Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977) organised its use to transport European scientists attending the International Physiological Congress in Boston, U.S.A., in 1929.

Sir Walter Morley Fletcher (1873-1933) British physiologist and administrator, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1915.

Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966.

Object history

Presented by Lillian Mary Pickford.

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