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W. J. Harrison

revised by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Christy, Henry (1810–1865), anthropologist, was born on 26 July 1810 at Woodbines, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the second son of William Miller Christy, banker and inventor of the penny receipt stamp. Trained from boyhood to follow his father into business, he became a partner in the house of ...

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Prichard, James Cowles (1786–1848), physician and ethnologist, was born on 11 February 1786 in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, the eldest child of Thomas Prichard (1765–1843), a businessman in the iron trade whose ancestors had emigrated from Ireland in 1688, and his wife, Mary Lewis (1763–1794)...

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A. R. Urquhart

revised by Nick Hervey

Thurnam, John (1810–1873), psychiatrist and ethnologist, was born on 28 December 1810 at Lingcroft, near York, the son of William Thurnam, manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Clark. He belonged to a Quaker family. After a private education, which included study in London at ...

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Tylor, Sir Edward Burnett (1832–1917), anthropologist, was born on 2 October 1832 at Camberwell, Surrey, the third son of Joseph Tylor, who owned a brass foundry, and his wife, Harriet Skipper. Their second son was Alfred Tylor, the geologist. A Quaker by birth, ...

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Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1832–1917) by Maull & Fox, 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenneth Maddock

revised by David Wetherell

Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde (1901–1955), anthropologist and lecturer, was born on 25 March 1901 at Harracles, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, the fifth of seven children of Josiah Clement Wedgwood, later first Baron Wedgwood (1872–1943), politician, and his first wife, Ethel Kate (1870–1952), daughter of ...