Announcement Date: January 19, 1909
Francisco P. Moreno and Sir Ernest Shackleton were honored with the Cullum Geographical Medal.
Francisco P. Moreno (was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina). He was known for his role in defending Argentine interests and his defining surveys leading tothe boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina. These surveys and othersyielded Moreno a vast collection of archaeological and anthropological findings, forwhich he created a museum in Buenos Aires in 1877.
Shackleton was explorer who was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. A special meeting of the Society was held at the Engineering building on Monday evening March 28 to welcome Sir Shackleton and present to him the Cullum Geographical Medal in honor of the great results of his Antarctic expedition of 1909.