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Charles Gabriel Seligman (1873–1940) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London


Seligman, Charles Gabriel (1873–1940), ethnologist, was born in London on 24 December 1873, the only child of Hermann Seligmann (1835–1889)—the final ‘n’ of the family name was dropped in 1914—a rich wine merchant, and his wife, Olivia Mendez da Costa. After uncongenial schooldays at ...