John Foster Fraser
Fraser in Burma
|Born||13 June 1868|
|Died||7 July 1936 (aged 68)|
Sir John Foster Fraser (13 June 1868 – 7 July 1936) was a Scottish travel author. In July 1896, he and two friends, Samuel Edward Lunn and Francis Herbert Lowe, took a bicycle trip around the world riding Rover safety bicycles. They covered 19,237 miles in two years and two months, travelling through 17 countries and across three continents. He documented the trip in the book Round the World on a Wheel.
Between books he was a journalist. In 1901 while working for The Yorkshire Post he wrote, among other things, a 16-page description of Queen Victoria's funeral. In the UK in 1916 he lectured on What I Saw in Russia.
- The Dancer of Koom Ombo. 1897.
- Round the World on a Wheel. London : Methuen & Co., 1899. 558 pages.
- America at Work. London: Cassell & Co., 1903. 364 pages. German translation available.
- The Real Siberia, Together with an Account of a Dash Through Manchuria. London: Cassell & Co., 1904. 420 pages.
- Canada as It Is. London: Cassell & Co., 1905. 420 pages.
- Pictures from the Balkans. London: Cassell & Co., 1906. 298 pages.
- Red Russia. New York: The John Lane Company, 1907. 403 pages.
- Life's Contrasts. London: Cassell & Co., 1908. 339 pages.
- Quaint Subjects of the King. 1909.
- The British Empire and What it Means. 1910.
- Australia, the Making of a Nation. London: Cassell & Co., 1912. 446 pages. Also available on microfilm.
- The Land of Veiled Women: Some Wandering in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. London: Cassell & Co., 1913. 288 pages.
- Panama and What it Means. London: Cassell & Co., 1913. 410 pages. French translation available.
- The Amazing Argentine: A New Land of Enterprise. London: Funk & Wagnalls, Co., 1914. 408 pages.
- Deeds That Never Die: Stories of Heroism in the Great War. London: Cassell & Co., 1914. 242 pages.
- The Conquering Jew. London: Cassell & Co., 1915. OCLC 940444060. 304 pages. Also available from Google Books.
- Russia of To-day. London: Funk & Wagnalls, Co., 1915. 296 pages.
- The Glasgow Herald, "Death of Sir John Foster Fraser; July 8, 1936. URL retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Fraser, John (abridged 1982), Round The World on a Wheel, Chatto and Windus (UK)
- "FRASER, John Foster". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 636–637.
- “Book of the Year: Review of Red Russia, by John Foster Fraser”. Otautau Standard & Wallace County Chronicle, August 13, 1907. p. 7.