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Arundell, Francis Vyvyan Jago (1780–1846), antiquary and traveller, was born at Launceston, Cornwall, in July 1780, the only son of Thomas Jago, a solicitor in that town, and his wife, Catherine, née Bolt, daughter of a surgeon at Launceston. He was educated at ...

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Thomas Seccombe

Reviser Janette Ryan

Baber, Edward Colborne (1843–1890), orientalist and traveller, the son of Edward Baber and a great-nephew of Henry Hervey Baber, was born at Dulwich on 30 April 1843. He was educated at Rossall junior school where his father was headmaster, and from 1853 to 1862 at ...

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William John Bankes (1786–1855) by Sir George Hayter, 1836 Kingston Lacy, The Bankes Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Bankes, William John (1786–1855), traveller and antiquary, was born on 11 December 1786, second son of Henry Bankes (1757–1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, politician and author, and his wife, Frances (1760/61–1823), daughter of William Woodley, governor of the Leeward Islands, and the elder brother of ...

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William Beard (1772–1868) by Samuel Griffiths Tovey, c. 1828–9 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a farmer, and his second wife, Ann Poole (1760–1833). He was educated by John Tuckey...

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Charles Tilstone Beke (1800–1874) by Maull & Fox © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beke, Charles Tilstone (1800–1874), traveller and geographer, was born on 10 October 1800 at Stepney, London, the son of James Beke. The family had ancestral connections to Bekesbourne in Kent, where Beke lived in later life. He was educated at a private school in ...

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Bent, (James) Theodore (1852–1897), traveller and antiquary, born at Baildon, Yorkshire, on 30 March 1852, was the only child of James Bent of Baildon and Margaret Eleanor, eldest daughter and coheir of James Lambert of Baildon. He was educated at Malvern Wells, then at ...

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A. S. Bicknell

Reviser Elizabeth Baigent

Bicknell, Herman (1830–1875), orientalist and traveller, was born at Herne Hill, Surrey, on 2 April 1830, the third son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861) and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), who was the sister of Hablot Knight Browne (‘Phiz’). Clarence Bicknell (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, was his brother. He was educated at ...

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G. V. Benson

Reviser S. Searight

Brown, James (1709–1788), traveller and scholar, was born at Kelso, Roxburghshire, on 23 May 1709, the son of James Brown, physician, of Kelso. Nothing is known of his family background but it seems to have involved an early move to London, since he was educated at ...

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Calvert, Albert Frederick (1872?–1946), traveller and author, was the son of John Frederick (Fred) Calvert, a mining engineer, and his wife, Grace Easley. There is doubt about the date and place of his birth. Some sources make him Australian, born in New South Wales...

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Carter, Francis (1741?–1783), traveller and collector of coins, is reported in the Dictionary of British Portraiture (vol. 2) to have been born in 1741. He spent most of his life (except five years in France) in Andalusia and in the kingdom of ...

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Chandler, Richard (bap. 1737, d. 1810), classical scholar and traveller, was born at Elson, Hampshire, and baptized at Alverstoke on 11 May 1737, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Chandler. Educated at Winchester School on the foundation, he entered Queen's College, Oxford, on 9 May 1755, having failed to gain a place at ...

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Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland, the son of Bernard O'Connor, born in co. Kerry, Ireland, was descended from the O'Connor Kerry family, lords of Kerry. As a Roman Catholic, he was prohibited from attending school or university, and was therefore taught privately by tutors. Of his life in ...

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Gordon Goodwin

Reviser Elizabeth Baigent

Cripps, John Marten (1780–1853), traveller and antiquary, was born in Sussex, the son of John Cripps. He was entered as a fellow-commoner at Jesus College, Cambridge, on 27 April 1798, and came under the care of Edward Daniel Clarke. Cripps was wealthy: by a will of 1 October 1797 he inherited the property of his maternal uncle, ...

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Robert Curzon, fourteenth Baron Zouche of Harringworth (1810–1873) by William Holl (after George Richmond, 1859) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curzon, Robert, fourteenth Baron Zouche of Harringworth (1810–1873), traveller and collector of manuscripts, elder son of Harriet Anne Bishopp, suo jure Baroness Zouche of Harringworth (1787–1870), and the Hon. Robert Curzon (1774–1863), son of Assheton, first Viscount Curzon, was born at 58 Welbeck Street, London...

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W. W. Wroth

Reviser Elizabeth Baigent

Davis, Nathan (1812–1882), traveller and excavator, was born in 1812. Nothing is known of his education, save that he is referred to as Dr Davis. He was an American who for many years lived in an old Moorish palace, 10 miles from Tunis...

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Dillon, John Talbot (1734–1806), traveller and historian, was the elder son of Francis Dillon (d. 1767), whose father was William Dillon of Proudstown, Ireland, and Mary, daughter of Sir Mervyn Wingfield, sixth and last baronet, of Letheringham in Suffolk (the Wingfield baronetcy, granted by ...