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Baker [née von Sass], Florence Barbara Maria, Lady Baker (1841–1916), traveller in Africa, was born on 6 August 1841, probably in a German-speaking region of Hungary. She was the sole survivor of an attack on her home in which the rest of her family died during the disturbances of 1848. Nothing more is known of her antecedents or early life. She is next recorded in January 1859 in the Turkish town of ...

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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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Bishop [née Bird], Isabella Lucy (1831–1904), traveller, was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire, the home of her maternal grandmother. She was the elder daughter of the Revd Edward Bird (1792/3–1858) and his second wife, Dora, the daughter of the ...

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Blunt [née King], Anne Isabella Noel, suo jure Baroness Wentworth (1837–1917), traveller and breeder of Arab horses, was born on 22 September 1837 in London, the second of the three children, and the only daughter, of William King, first earl of Lovelace...

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Brassey [née Allnutt], Anna [Annie], Lady Brassey (1839–1887), traveller, was born in London on 7 October 1839, daughter of John Allnutt and his first wife, Elizabeth Harriet, only child of John Fassett Burnett of May Place, Crayford, Kent. Her mother died when she was in infancy and she lived with her grandfather at ...

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Burton [née Arundell], Isabel, Lady Burton (1831–1896), author and traveller, was born at 14 Great Cumberland Place, London, on 20 March 1831. Descended from an old Roman Catholic family, her father was Henry Raymond Arundell, a lineal descendant of the sixth Baron Arundell of Wardour...

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Calderwood [née Steuart], Margaret (1715–1774), diarist and traveller, was the eldest daughter of Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees and Coltness, baronet (1681–1727), solicitor-general for Scotland, whose father was Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees (1635–1713), and his wife, Anne (d. 1736), daughter of ...

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Callcott [née Dundas; other married name Graham], Maria, Lady Callcott (1785–1842), traveller and author, was born on 19 July 1785 at Papcastle, near Cockermouth in Cumberland, the eldest of the four children of George Dundas, a naval officer, and his wife, Miss Thomson or Thompson...

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Davis [née Cadwaladr], Elizabeth [Betsy] (1789–1860), traveller and nurse, was born on 24 May 1789 at Penrhiw near Bala, Merioneth, the fifth child of Dafydd Cadwaladr (1752–1834), smallholder and Methodist preacher, and his wife, Judith (d. 1800), née Humphreys, the daughter of a ...

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Dixie [née Douglas], Lady Florence Caroline (1855–1905), author and traveller, was born in Kinmount, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, on 24 May 1855, one of a pair of twins, the youngest of the six children of Archibald William Douglas, eighth marquess of Queensberry (1818–1858), and his wife, ...

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Fay [née Clement], Eliza (1755/6–1816), writer and traveller, was one of the three identified daughters of Edward Clement (d. 1794), shipwright, of Rotherhithe, Surrey; further details of her birth, upbringing, and education are unknown aside from her statement that her mother died between 1780 and 1783....

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Franklin [née Griffin], Jane, Lady Franklin (1792–1875), traveller and promoter of Arctic exploration, was born in London, the second of the three daughters of John Griffin, a London silk merchant, and his wife, Mary Guillemard, both of Huguenot descent. Her mother died when ...

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Irby, (Adeline) Paulina (1831–1911), traveller and Balkan sympathizer, was the youngest daughter of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Frederick Paul Irby (1779–1844) of Long Stratton, Norfolk, and his second wife, Frances Wright (d. 1852), daughter of Ichabod Wright of Mapperley Hall, Nottinghamshire; she was the granddaughter of the ...

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Kingsley, Mary Henrietta (1862–1900), traveller and writer, born in Islington, London, on 13 October 1862, was the eldest child of George Henry Kingsley (1826–1892), a physician and traveller, and his wife and former housekeeper, Mary Bailey (d. 1892). The novelists Charles Kingsley...

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Lister, Anne (1791–1840), diarist and traveller, was born on 3 April 1791, at New Bank, Halifax, Yorkshire, in a house known as St Helen’s. She was the daughter of Captain Jeremy Lister (d. 1836) and his wife, Rebecca Battle (d. 1817)...

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Marsden, Kate (1859–1931), traveller and nurse, was born on 13 May 1859 at the Parade, Edmonton, Middlesex, youngest of the eight children of Joseph Daniel Marsden, solicitor, and Sophia Matilda Willsted. She was educated at home, except for a brief stay at a boarding-school in ...

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North, Marianne (1830–1890), painter and traveller, was born at Hastings on 24 October 1830, the second child and elder daughter of Frederick North MP, descendant of Roger North, and his wife, Janet, eldest daughter of Sir John Marjoribanks and widow of Robert Shuttleworth...

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Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy (1776–1839), traveller, was born on 12 March 1776 at Chevening, Kent, the eldest daughter of Charles Stanhope, Viscount Mahon (afterwards third Earl Stanhope) (1753–1816), and his first wife, Lady Hester Pitt (1755–1780), who was a daughter of the first earl of Chatham...

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Stark, Dame Freya Madeline (1893?–1993), writer and traveller, was thought to have been born in a studio on rue Denfert Rochereau, Paris, on 31 January 1893, the eldest daughter of Robert Stark (1853–1931), an artist, and his wife, Flora Madeline (1861–1942). Some evidence (...

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Taylor, Annie Royle (1855–1922), traveller and missionary, was born Hannah Royle Taylor at Egremont, Cheshire, on 17 October 1855, the second of the ten children of John Taylor, director of the Black Ball Line of sailing ships, and his wife, Carolina Francisca, daughter of ...