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R. N. Rudmose Brown

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Freshfield, Douglas William (1845–1934), geographer and mountain explorer, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 27 April 1845, the only son of Henry Ray Freshfield (1814–1895) [see under Freshfield family], solicitor to the Bank of England, and his wife, Jane Quentin, the daughter of ...

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Douglas William Freshfield (1845–1934) by unknown photographer [detail] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Palliser, John (1817–1887), geographer and explorer, was born on 29 January 1817, the eldest of five sons born to Wray Palliser (d. 1862) of Comragh, co. Waterford, sometime lieutenant-colonel of the Waterford militia, and Anne, daughter of John Gledstanes of Annesfift, co. Tipperary...

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Taylor, (Thomas) Griffith (1880–1963), geographer and explorer, was born on 1 December 1880 at 9 Greenleaf Lane, Walthamstow, Essex, the first of the five children of James Taylor (1849–1927), metallurgical chemist, and his wife, Lily Agnes, daughter of Thomas Griffiths, accountant, and his wife, ...

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Younghusband, Sir Francis Edward (1863–1942), explorer, geographer, and mystic, was born on 31 May 1863 at Murree, India, the fourth of the five children of Major (later Major-General) John William Younghusband and his wife, Clara Jane, daughter of Robert Grant Shaw; he had two brothers and two sisters. He was educated at ...

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Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863–1942) by Sir William Quiller Orchardson, 1906 © National Portrait Gallery, London