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Allan, Thomas (1777–1833), mineralogist, was born at Edinburgh on 17 July 1777, the eldest of ten children born to Robert Allan (1745–1818), a partner in Allan and Stewart, bankers and merchants, and proprietor of the Caledonian Mercury, and his wife, Anne, daughter of ...

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J. F. Payne

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Babington, William (1756–1833), physician and mineralogist, the son of a clergyman, was born on 21 May 1756 at Portglenone, near Coleraine, co. Antrim, Ireland. After being apprenticed to a practitioner at Londonderry, he completed his medical education at Guy's Hospital, London, but did not take a medical degree. In 1777 he was made assistant surgeon to the ...

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T. K. Rose

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Bauerman, Hilary (1835–1909), mineralogist and geologist, was born in London on 16 March 1835, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Hilary John Bauerman (1806/7–1888), merchant, and his wife, Anna Hudina Rosetta (1804/5–1874), daughter of Dr Wychers...

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Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer, was born on 13 March 1921 at 151 Cartvale Road, Glasgow, the son of William Brown, engineer's toolmaker, and his wife, Margaret-Ann, formerly Cameron. Brown was educated at Queen's Park secondary school, Glasgow, then became a tax officer, an experience which stood him in good stead when he joined ...

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Chapman, Edward John (1821–1904), mineralogist, was born on 22 February 1821 at an inn on the Kent–Surrey border as his parents were returning to London from France. His father died two years later. Educated principally in France, Chapman attended the Lycée Henri IV...

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Chenevix, Richard (1774–1830), chemist and mineralogist, was born at Ballycommon, near Dublin, the son of Daniel Chenevix, lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Irish Artillery, and his wife, Elizabeth Arabin. His ancestors had left France for Ireland after the revocation of the edict of Nantes and his father was a nephew of an earlier ...

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Richard Chenevix (1774–1830) by James Hopwood the elder (after Pescorsky) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822), antiquary and mineralogist, was born on 5 June 1769 at the vicarage of Willingdon in Sussex. He was the second of four children of the Revd Edward Clarke (1730–1786), traveller and antiquary, and his wife, Anne (1737/8–1802), daughter of ...

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Edward Daniel Clarke (1769–1822) attrib. John Opie Collection Jesus College, Cambridge / Bridgeman Art Library

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Davies, Thomas (1837–1892), mineralogist, was born on 29 December 1837 in the parish of St Pancras, London, the only son of William Davies (1814–1891) of the geological department of the British Museum and his first wife, whose maiden name was Bradford. He left school and went to sea at the age of fourteen, visiting parts of ...