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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Lloyd [née Parsons], Anna Shatford

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Lloyd, Robert Wylie (1868–1958), collector and mountaineer, was born at Grove House, Oswaldtwistle, Blackburn, Lancashire, the only son of John Lloyd, a calico printer, and his wife, Rachel Wylie (1844–1890). His grandfather was Nathaniel Lloyd, a successful calico printer at Church, Accrington. His father and mother separated, and he was brought up by his mother in reduced circumstances at ...

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Mason, Kenneth (1887–1976), geographer and mountaineer, was born on 10 September 1887, at Glenmore, Brighton Road, Sutton, Surrey, son of Stanley Engledue Mason, merchant, and Ellen Martin Turner. He was educated at Cheltenham and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. At Cheltenham, he set his heart on the survey of ...

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See Pallis, Alexander

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Albert Richard Smith (1816–1860) by Camille Silvy, c. 1860 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Albert Richard (1816–1860), author, public lecturer, and mountaineer, was born on 24 May 1816 at Chertsey, Surrey, the son of Richard Smith (d. 1857), surgeon, and his wife, Maria. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London (1826–31), and at Middlesex Hospital...

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Thomson, James Merriman Archer (1863–1912), rock climber and headmaster, was born in Kensington, London, on 5 February 1863, the sixth child of the Revd James Thomson (1817–1901), Church of England clergyman and master at Christ's Hospital school, and his wife, Caroline Olivia, née...

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Young, Geoffrey Winthrop (1876–1958), mountaineer and educationist, was born on 25 October 1876 in London, the second son of Sir George Young, third baronet (1837–1930), and his wife, Alice Eacy (1840–1922), daughter of Evory Kennedy, a Dublin physician, and widow of Sir Alexander Hutchinson Lawrence, ...