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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist, was born at Washington Hall, co. Durham, on 14 July 1868, the elder child and only daughter of (Thomas) Hugh Bell (1844–1931), an ironmaster, who succeeded his father as second baronet in 1904, and his first wife, ...

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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868–1926) by unknown photographer, c. 1900 Getty Images

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W. W. Wroth

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Davis, Nathan (1812–1882), traveller and excavator, was born in 1812. Nothing is known of his education, save that he is referred to as Dr Davis. He was an American who for many years lived in an old Moorish palace, 10 miles from Tunis...

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Dodwell, Edward (1776/7–1832), traveller and archaeologist, was the son of Edward Dodwell (1747–1828), of West Molesey, Surrey, and his wife, Frances (née Jennings). Dodwell's sister, Frances (1771/2–1857), was a watercolour painter who married the physician Sir Alexander Crichton (1763–1856); a younger brother, ...

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Sir Charles Fellows (1799–1860) by William Brockedon, 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. C. Boase

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Fellows, Sir Charles (1799–1860), traveller and archaeologist, fifth son of John Fellows, a wealthy silk merchant and banker, was born at High Pavement, Nottingham, in August 1799. In early life he travelled through much of Britain, and in 1820 settled in London, where he became an active member of the ...

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Gell, Sir William (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller, born on 1 April 1777 at Hopton, Derbyshire, was the younger son of Philip Gell of Hopton and his wife, Dorothy, who was the daughter and coheir of William Milnes of Aldercar Park. After Philip Gell...

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Sir William Gell (1777–1836) by Cornelius Varley, 1816 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges (1847–1934), a dealer in precious metals and jewellery from Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Julia Alice (...

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Hogarth, David George (1862–1927), archaeologist and traveller, was born at Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, on 23 May 1862, the eldest son of the Revd George Hogarth (1827–1902), vicar of that parish for over thirty years (1858–89), and his wife, Jane Elizabeth (1834–1921), daughter of ...

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David George Hogarth (1862–1927) by unknown photographer, c. 1911 private collection

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Loftus, William Kennett (c. 1821–1858), archaeologist and traveller, was born at Rye, Sussex, the son of William Kennett Loftus (d. c.1860), a lieutenant in the Durham light infantry, and his first wife. He was the grandson of a well-known coach proprietor of the same name in ...

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Masson, Charles [formerly James Lewis] (1800–1853), traveller in Afghanistan and archaeologist, was born James Lewis in Aldermanbury, London, on 16 February 1800, the eldest child of George Lewis, oil dealer, of 58 Aldermanbury, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hopcraft...

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Rivet, Albert Lionel Frederick (1915–1993), archaeologist and cartographer, was born at 22 Penistone Road, Streatham, London, on 30 November 1915, the only son and second surviving child of Albert Robert Rivet (1879–1955), a paint and glass manufacturer, and his wife, Rose Mary Bulow (1880–1960)...

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Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer, was born on 26 November 1862 at Tüköry utca, Pest, the third of the three children of Nathan Stein (c.1810–1889), merchant, and his wife, Anna (1817?–1887), daughter of Marc Hirschler and sister of ...

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Sir (Marc) Aurel Stein (1862–1943) by unknown photographer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London