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Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Sheerness, Kent, and may have been the daughter of Lieutenant Arnold of the Royal Navy who served aboard the Ganges and Prince Regent men-of-war. According to a report in The Times following her detection in October 1839, an officer of the ...

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Baillie, Marianne (1795?–1831), travel writer and versifier, whose maiden name appears to have been Wathen, married before 1817 Alexander Baillie, who printed privately at Kingsbury her first known work, Guy of Warwick, a Legende, and other Poems (1817). This collection of undistinguished verse reached a second edition probably through the indulgence of friends. A period of financial difficulty appears to have followed soon after: in 1818 the ...

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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 (c.1824–1891), 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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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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Isabella Lucy Bishop (1831–1904) by Elliott & Fry [detail] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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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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Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate, was born near Cork in Ireland. Evidence from her descendants suggests that she was the illegitimate daughter of William Cormac, lawyer, and his maidservant. Cormac, who raised his daughter as a boy, found his legal practice so affected by his affair that he decided to go abroad. Taking ...

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Brant, Molly [Konwatsi tsiaienni, Degonwadonti] (c. 1736–1796), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born a Mohawk, one of the six native North American nations which comprised the Iroquois confederacy and whose homeland was in present-day New York state. Brant may have been born at ...

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