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Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician, and Catherine, daughter of John Whitter of Bradninch, Devon. The historian Lord Macaulay was his first cousin. His father having taken holy orders, ...

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Bennett [née Rawlings], Crystal-Margaret (1918–1987), archaeologist, was born on 20 August 1918 in Alderney, the third of five children of George Rawlings, a soldier, and his wife Elizabeth (née Jennings). Educated at La Retraite Convent School and then Bristol University, where she received a bachelor's degree in English, she married ...

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Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, the youngest son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861), financier and art patron, and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), sister of Hablot Knight Browne, was born at Herne Hill, Surrey, on 27 October 1842. Herman Bicknell, orientalist and traveller, was his brother. ...

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E. S. Bosanquet

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Bosanquet, Robert Carr (1871–1935), archaeologist, was born on 7 June 1871 in London where his father, Charles Bertie Pulleine Bosanquet (1834–1905), of Rock Hall, near Alnwick, the eldest brother of the philosopher Bernard Bosanquet, was then acting as honorary secretary to the recently formed ...

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J. D. Duff

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Burn, Robert (1829–1904), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born at Kynnersley, Shropshire, on 22 October 1829, the second son of Andrew Burn (1790/91–1874), rector of Kynnersley, and his second wife, Mary Harris. He entered Shrewsbury School under B. H. Kennedy in 1843 and ...

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Carrington, Samuel (bap. 1798, d. 1870), geologist and archaeologist, was born at Wetton, Staffordshire, where he was baptized on 25 November 1798, the son of Samuel Carrington (1772/3–1840), leader of a team of miners (‘copers’) in the duke of Devonshire's copper mines at ...

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Chitty, Lily Frances (1893–1979), archaeologist and antiquary, was born on 20 March 1893 at Lewdown, Devon, the first of three children of the Revd James Charles Martin Chitty (1865–1938) and his wife, Gwen Ethlin Georgiana (1861–1933), daughter of Henry Jones of Binnum Binnum, South Australia...

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See Clark, George Sidney Roberts Kitson

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W. W. Wroth

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Combe, Taylor (1774–1826), numismatist and archaeologist, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Combe (1743–1817), the physician and numismatist, and his wife, Arthey Taylor (d. 1799). He was educated at Harrow School and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 18 October 1791, graduated BA on 5 June 1795, and proceeded MA on 10 July 1798. ...

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Arthur Bernard Cook (1868–1952) by unknown photographer photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy