Tuesday, 26 March 2013

La Soufrière, St Vincent, 1902



La Soufrière, St Vincent, 1902
BGS image ID: P730640
This photograph captioned "East side of Soufrière, showing trees levelled by the blast" is part of an album of photographs of La Soufrière and Mount Pelée taken by Tempest Anderson.

Anderson was born in 1846 at York and was educated at St Peter’s School, York and University College London. He qualified as an ophthalmic surgeon and was for a time a consultant at York County Hospital. In his spare time he did a lot of travelling and was especially interested in visiting and photographing active volcanoes. In 1902 he was part of the Royal Society expedition to St Vincent and Martinique to study La Soufrière and Pelée. Anderson died on 26 August 1913 on his way back from an expedition to the volcanoes of Indonesia and the Philippines.

Andrew L Morrison

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