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Kenneth Mason

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Austen, Henry Haversham Godwin- (1834–1923), explorer and geologist, was born at Teignmouth on 6 July 1834, the eldest son of Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen (1808–1884), geologist, of Shalford House, near Guildford, Surrey, and his wife, Maria Elizabeth (d. 1904), only daughter of ...

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Henry Haversham Godwin- Austen (1834–1923) by Maull & Fox The Royal Geographical Society, London

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H. E. D. Blakiston

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Blakiston, Thomas Wright (1832–1891), army officer and explorer, was born at Lymington in Hampshire on 27 December 1832, the second of three sons of John Blakiston (1785–1867), army officer, and his wife, Jane, daughter of the Revd Thomas Wright of Market Harborough, Leicestershire...

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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born on 16 May 1805 in Montrose. James Burnes (1801–1862)...

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Fawcett, Percy Harrison (b. 1867, d. in or after 1925), soldier and explorer, was born on 31 August 1867 at Devonia, Torquay, Devon, the son of Edward Boyd Fawcett (1839–1884), of independent means, a noted amateur cricketer who had played for Cambridge University...

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Vaughan Cornish

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Floyer, Ernest Ayscoghe (1852–1903), explorer, born on 4 July 1852 at Marshchapel, Lincolnshire, was the eldest surviving son of Ayscoghe Floyer (1821/2—1872), vicar of Marshchapel, and his wife, Louisa Sara, née Shore [see below]. He was educated at Charterhouse from 1865 until 1869, and then served for seven years in the ...

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Gerard, Alexander (1792–1839), surveyor and explorer, was born in Old Machar parish, Old Aberdeen, on 19 February 1792, the second of the five sons of Gilbert Gerard DD (1760–1815), of Rochsoles, Lanarkshire, professor of Greek at the University and King's College, Aberdeen, and his wife, ...

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Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890 the family moved to Dunster, Somerset, where his father was a freemason and churchwarden. ...

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Mayo, Katherine (1867–1940), author in the United States of America, was born on 24 January 1867 in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of James Henry Mayo, mining engineer, and his wife, Harriet Elizabeth, née Ingraham. The Mayos were descended from the Revd John Mayo...

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W. A. J. Archbold

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McNair, William Watts (1849–1889), surveyor and explorer, was born on 13 September 1849. He joined the Indian survey department on 1 September 1867. His first twelve years of service were passed with the Rajputana and Mysore topographical parties, and under majors Strahan and ...