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Abraham, George Dixon (1871–1965), photographer and rock-climber, was born at Derwent Street, Keswick, Cumberland, on 7 October 1871, the eldest son of George Perry Abraham (1844–1923), photographer, and his wife, Mary, née Dixon. G. P. Abraham had moved from London to Keswick, where he established a very successful photographic business and was for fifteen years a councillor. ...

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Carruthers [née Torrie], Pamela Isabel Jameson (1916–2009), showjumping course designer, was born on 11 August 1916 at 19 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, the only child of Thomas George Jameson Torrie (1880–1916), a lieutenant-colonel in the Life Guards, and his wife, Esmé Muriel, née...

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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Sir William Eden, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915) by Prince Paulo Troubetzkoy © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915), sportsman and artist, was born at Windlestone Hall, co. Durham, on 4 April 1849, the second son of Sir William Eden, sixth baronet and fourth baronet (1803–1873), and his wife, Elfrida Susanna Harriet, daughter of ...

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Ellis, Thomas Evelyn Scott-, eighth Baron Howard de Walden (1880–1946), writer, sportsman, and patron of the arts, was born in London on 9 May 1880, the only son of Frederick George Ellis, seventh Baron Howard de Walden (1830–1899), and his wife, Blanche (...

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Fennell, John Greville (1807–1885), artist and writer on angling, was born at sea between Ireland and England. He began his artistic career by winning the silver medal offered by the duke of Sussex for a drawing of Hercules. He was a student at the school of engraving run by the ...

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Guevara, Álvaro Ladrón de (1894–1951), artist and boxer, was born on 13 July 1894 at Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile, the tenth of the twelve children of Luis Ladrón de Guevara (1840?–1912), a prosperous woollen exporter, and his wife, Ida Juana María Reimers Bode (1857–1943)...

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Koizumi, Gunji (1885–1965), judo master and oriental art expert, was born into a Buddhist family on 8 July 1885 in Komatsuka Oaza, Takadamura (later Edosakimachi), Inashiki Gun, Ibaraki province, Japan, a village about 20 miles north of Tokyo. He was the second son of ...

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Elizabeth Alice Frances Le Blond (1860–1934) by unknown photographer, 1910 Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Le Blond [née Hawkins-Whitshed], Elizabeth Alice Frances (1860–1934), mountaineer and photographer, was the only child of Sir St Vincent Bentinck Hawkins-Whitshed, third baronet (1837–1871), of Killincarrick House, Greystones, co. Wicklow, and his wife, Alice (d. 1908), the youngest daughter of the ...

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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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McKenzie, (Robert) Tait (1867–1938), expert in physical education and sculptor, was born at Ramsay, Ontario, Canada, on 26 May 1867, the second of the three sons of William McKenzie, who had arrived in Canada from Scotland in 1858, and his wife, Catherine Shiells...

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John Baptist Lucius Noel (1890–1989) self-portrait, 1924 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Noel, John Baptist Lucius (1890–1989), mountaineer and photographer, was born on 26 February 1890 at Newton Abbot, Devon, the third and youngest son of Colonel the Hon. Edward Noel (1852–1917) and his wife, Ruth Lucas (d. 1926), daughter of W. H. Lucas...

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Park, William [Willie], junior (1864–1925), golfer and golf course architect, was born at 52 High Street, Musselburgh, on 4 February 1864, the second son of William (Willie) Park senior (1833–1903), golf professional and maker of golf balls and clubs, and his wife, Susannah Law (1837–1922)...

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Ross, Horatio (1801–1886), sportsman and photographer, born at Rossie, Forfarshire, on 5 September 1801, was son of Hercules Ross (d. 1816), a large landowner and a friend of Lord Nelson from the West Indies. Nelson was one of Horatio Ross's godfathers. His mother was ...