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date: 23 August 2019

Oliphant, Laurencelocked

(1829–1888)
  • Leslie Stephen
  • , revised by Anne Taylor

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Oliphant, Laurence (1829–1888), diplomatist, traveller, and mystic, the only child of Sir Anthony Oliphant (1793–1859) and his wife, Maria (d. 1881), daughter of Colonel Campbell of the 72nd highlanders, was born at Cape Town. Thomas Oliphant, the musician, was his uncle.

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