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Ainsworth, William Francis (1807–1896), geographer and geologist, was born on 9 November 1807, in Exeter, the third son of John Ainsworth of Rostherne, Cheshire, army officer. At the suggestion of his cousin, the novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, he adopted the additional forename Francis...

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Debenham, Frank (1883–1965), geographer and polar scientist, was born at Bowral, New South Wales, on 26 December 1883, the second son of the Revd John Willmott Debenham, vicar of Bowral and schoolmaster, and his wife, Edith Cleveland. He attended the school run by his father and, after his death in 1898, by his mother, and from there went to the ...

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Frank Debenham (1883–1965) by Herbert George Ponting, 1911 © Popperfoto

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Dury, George Harry (1916–1996), geographer and geomorphologist, was born in Hellidon, near Daventry, Northamptonshire, on 11 September 1916, the son of Harry Dury (1879–1961), an agricultural labourer then serving as a private in the Royal West Surrey regiment, and his wife, Harriett Emma, ...

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George Harry Dury (1916–1996) by Norman Lenburg, 1979 courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Madison archives

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Embleton, Clifford (1931–1994), geomorphologist and geographer, was born on 11 May 1931 at Highfield, 11 Fairacres Road, Bebington-cum-Bromborough, Chester, the only son of Arthur Thomas Embleton (1895–1954), shipping clerk, and his wife, Constance Fitzgerald (1896–1948). He was educated at Birkenhead School and then won an open exhibition to ...

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Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer, was born in London on 6 January 1812.

His father, Alexander Findlay the elder (1790–1870), engraver and cartographic and hydrographic publisher, was born on 7 December 1788 in Bermondsey, Surrey (where he was baptized at ...

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Jennings, Joseph Newell [Joe] (1916–1984), geomorphologist, was born at 135 Upper Wortley Road, Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, on 29 June 1916, the son of Joseph Newell Jennings, a commercial traveller then serving as a sergeant major in the 3rd battalion of the 8th West Yorkshire regiment...

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Linton, David Leslie (1906–1971), geographer and geomorphologist, was born on 12 July 1906 at 883 Old Kent Road, London, the second of three children of Samuel James Linton, master grocer, and Elizabeth Baird Kennedy. His parents were immigrants from northern Ireland. He was educated at ...

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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, baronet (1792–1871) by Camille Silvy, 1860 © National Portrait Gallery, London