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Florence Barbara Maria Baker, Lady Baker (1841–1916) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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

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Belzoni, Sarah (1783–1870), traveller, was born (probably Sarah Banne) in January 1783 in Bristol. Nothing is known of her before her marriage in 1803 to Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778–1823), the actor, strongman, and, later, Egyptologist. She travelled, and possibly worked with him, all over the ...

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Benham, Gertrude Emily [Truda] (1867–1938), traveller and collector, was born at 63 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, on 30 July 1867, the youngest of six children of Frederick Benham (1823–1891), a member of the firm of West End stove manufacturers founded by her grandfather ...

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Berlepsch, Emilie von [née Dorothea Friderika Aemilia von Oppel; other married name Emilie Harmes] (bap. 1755, d. 1830), author and traveller, was baptized on 26 November 1755 as Dorothea Friderika Aemilia von Oppel, at Gotha, Thuringia, daughter of Carl Georg von Oppel (...

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Isabella Lucy Bishop (1831–1904) by Elliott & Fry [detail] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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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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Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, suo jure Baroness Wentworth (1837–1917) by unknown photographer [with Kassida] © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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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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Anna Brassey, Lady Brassey (1839–1887) by Bassano, 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Isabel Burton, Lady Burton (1831–1896) by unknown photographer, 1869 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Margaret Calderwood (1715–1774) by Allan Ramsay, 1734–5 in the collection of the Dundas-Bekker Family; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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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 ...