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Borthwick, Alastair Charles (1913–2003), journalist and mountaineer, was born on 17 February 1913 at 38 Calderwood Road, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, the son of Alexander Charles Borthwick, electrical engineer, and his wife, Jessie Scotland, née Bayne. He was brought up in Troon, Ayrshire, but moved to ...


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...


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