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CodeNA8873
Dates1886-1977
Person NameGordon; Seton (1886-1977); writer, nature photographer
SurnameGordon
ForenamesSeton
Epithetwriter, nature photographer
ActivitySeton Gordon CBE BA FZS (1886-1977), was the son of William Gordon LLD OBE. He was educated privately and then at Oxford University where he gained a BA in Natural Science and a Diploma in Rural Economy, after which he studied forestry in Russia, Germany and France. During the First World War he served as an Admiralty Patrol Officer and then served as a Naval Centre Officer. He married, 1st, Evelyn Pease, 1915 and 2nd, Betty Badger, 1960. Gordon has lectured on Bird Life, including to the Royal Institution and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and was the photographer for the Oxford University Spitsbergen Expedition, 1921. He served as a JP in Inverness-shire. Gordon's publications include:Birds of the Loch and Mountain; Amid Snowy Wastes; Afoot in the Hebrides, 1950; Highland Summer, 1971; and has contributed to many periodicals.
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