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Darwin Correspondence Project

Louis Fraser

b. 1819/20 d. in or after 1883

Naturalist to the Niger expedition, 1841–2. Curator of the Zoological Society museum, 1843–5. Conservator of Lord Derby’s menagerie at Knowsley until 1850. Undertook an expedition to South America, where he collected many rare birds and other animals. Upon his return, he became a dealer in birds for a time.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.