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R. S. Rait

revised by Robin A. Butlin

George, Hereford Brooke (1838–1910), historian and geographer, born at Bath on 1 January 1838, was the eldest of the three children (two daughters and a son) of Richard Francis George, a surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Brooke. He entered Winchester College as a scholar in 1849, and was elected to a fellowship at ...

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Hereford Brooke George (1838–1910) by unknown photographer Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...

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Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas (1853–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Philip Carter

Salmon, Thomas (bap. 1679, d. 1767), writer on history and geography, was born at Meppershall, Bedfordshire, and was baptized there on 2 February 1679, the son of Thomas Salmon (bap. 1647, d. 1706), writer and rector of that parish, and Katherine, née Bradshaw...