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The Right Hon. Sir Edward Fry, G.C.B., F.R.S


SIR EDWARD FRY, who died on October 18, within a few weeks of reaching the age of ninety-one, was born at Bristol, and educated at University College, London. He was called to the Bar in 1854, and, after a brilliant career, was made a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1883. He resigned in 1892, but his services were repeatedly utilised by the Government, particularly as chairman of various Commissions. He was also a member of the Hague Permanent Arbitration Court. A man of wide knowledge and interests, he was a good classical scholar and a student of history, philosophy, and the natural, sciences. As a boy he and his younger brother David took a keen interest in the flora of the district near their home in Bristol, an area which included the famous botanical locality, the St. Vincent's Rocks, Mr. David Fry, who died in 1912, was a fellow worker of Mr. James White, author of the Bristol “Flora.”

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The Right Hon. Sir Edward Fry, G.C.B., F.R.S . Nature 102, 169–170 (1918).

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