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Elwin, (Harry) Verrier Holman (1902–1964), missionary and anthropologist, was born on 29 August 1902 at Pemole House, Castle Avenue, Dover, the eldest of the three children of Edmund Henry Elwin (1871–1909), bishop of Sierra Leone, and Minnie Ornsby, daughter of William Laban Holman...

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Marett, Robert Ranulph (1866–1943), philosopher and anthropologist, was born on 13 June 1866 at Blanc Pignon on Jersey, the eldest child and only son of the four children of Sir Robert Pipon Marett (1820–1884), attorney-general and later bailiff, and his wife and cousin, ...

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Richards, Audrey Isabel (1899–1984), social anthropologist, was born on 8 July 1899 in London, the second of the four daughters of Sir Henry Erle Richards (1861–1922), professor of law, and his wife, Isabel (1867–1945), daughter of Spencer Perceval Butler of Lincoln's Inn. Her girlhood was spent in ...

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Risley, Sir Herbert Hope (1851–1911), administrator in India and anthropologist, was born on 4 January 1851 at Akeley, Buckinghamshire, where his father, John Holford Risley, was rector. His mother was Frances, daughter of John Hope, at one time residency surgeon of Gwalior. On 13 July 1863 he was elected a scholar of ...

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Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt- (1827–1900), anthropologist and archaeologist, was born Augustus Henry Lane Fox on 14 April 1827 at Hope Hall, Bramham, Yorkshire, the second son of William Augustus Lane Fox (1795–1832), army officer, and Lady Caroline (d. 1873), daughter of the ...

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Rivers, William Halse Rivers (1864–1922), psychologist and anthropologist, was born on 12 March 1864 at Constitution Hill, Chatham, Kent, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Henry Frederick Rivers (1830–1911), curate, and his wife, Elizabeth Hunt. Family tradition claims that he was a descendant of ...

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Romanes, George John [pseuds. Physicus, Metaphysicus] (1848–1894), evolutionary biologist, was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 20 May 1848, the third son of the Revd George Romanes and Isabella Gair Smith. His father, who taught Greek at the small university in ...