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Frederick Spencer Chapman (1907–1971) by Howard Coster, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chapman, Frederick Spencer (1907–1971), explorer and mountaineer, was born on 10 May 1907 at Kensington, London, the younger son and younger child of Frank Spencer Chapman, solicitor, of Oakwood Court, Kensington, and his wife, Winifred Ormond, who died within a month of the birth. She was the daughter of ...

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Thomas Seccombe

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Oswell, (William) Cotton (1818–1893), explorer and hunter, was born at Leytonstone, Essex, on 27 April 1818, the elder son of William Oswell (1782–1822) and his wife, Amelia (d. 1848), the daughter of Joseph Cotton, deputy master of Trinity House and grandson of ...

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Prichard, Hesketh Vernon Hesketh- (1876–1922), explorer and marksman, was born at Jhansi, India, on 17 November 1876, the son of Lieutenant Hesketh Brodrick Prichard (1851–1876) of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and his wife, Katherine O'Brien, née Ryall (1852–1935). On the premature death of his father (six weeks before his son was born) he was brought to ...

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Frederick Courteney Selous (1851–1917) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. I. Pocock

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Selous, Frederick Courteney (1851–1917), hunter and explorer, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 31 December 1851, the son of Frederick Lokes Selous, of Huguenot descent, chairman of the stock exchange, and his wife, Ann Holgate Sherborn. He was the brother of Edmund Selous...