Catalogue description Franz Lochmatter

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Details of 1922/K26
Reference: 1922/K26
Title: Franz Lochmatter

Series Title: Original Fuhrerbucher


Official Fuhrer-Buch issued by the Valais Canton. Contains entries written by climbers who had employed Lochmatter as a guide. The first few pages (pp.33-50) contain an account by W.E. Davidson of Lochmatter's achievements before acquiring this book, including 13 earlier testimonials which date from 1899-1905, which Davidson transcribed into the book and certified as accurate. Lochmatter was killed in an accident on the Weisshorn in August 1933. The final pages of writing (pp.123-134) contain an account of his death by Charles Gos, newspaper cuttings about his death and burial, and two further accounts by his cousin Anna Martin, in German and English. A complete photographic copy of the written entries, made by Emile Gos of Lausanne is stored in a folder with this volume. The folder also contains an extra portrait of Lochmatter, taken by Gos. Dates: (1899 - 1905) July 1907 - August 1933.


Places: Switzerland


Subject: Guides

Date: 1899-1933
Held by: Alpine Club Archives, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: 21
Language: English, German
Physical description: 1 volume
Physical condition: ms

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