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Grimble, Sir Arthur Francis (1888–1956), colonial governor and ethnographer, was born in Hong Kong on 11 June 1888, the son of Frank Grimble, a partner in the Admiralty contractors Caird and Rayner, and his wife, Blanche Ann Arthur. He was educated at Chigwell School, Essex...

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Lambert, Harold Ernest (1893–1967), Swahili scholar and ethnographer, was born on 4 September 1893 at Pield Heath, Hillingdon, Middlesex, the second of three sons of George Lambert (1863–1915), gardener, and Amy Hearn (1868/9–1937), both of Hillingdon. Lambert attended Bournemouth School from 1905 to 1912 when he was admitted to ...

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Lord, Henry (b. 1563), clergyman and ethnographer, was born in Oxfordshire; his parents' names are unknown. He matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, on 15 April 1580, but seems to have left without a degree. In January 1624 the East India Company appointed him chaplain to the company factory at ...

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Shortland, Edward (1812–1893), physician and ethnographer in New Zealand, born at Courtlands, near Lympstone, Devon, and baptized at Charles, Devon, on 19 May 1812, was the third son of Captain Thomas George Shortland, of Courtlands, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter Tonkin...

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Skeat, Walter William (1866–1953), colonial administrator and ethnographer, was born at 22 Regent Street, Cambridge, on 14 October 1866, the elder son in the family of two sons and four daughters of Walter William Skeat (1835–1912), philologist, and his wife, Bertha Clara, née...