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Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges (1847–1934), a dealer in precious metals and jewellery from Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Julia Alice (...


Rivet, Albert Lionel Frederick (1915–1993), archaeologist and cartographer, was born at 22 Penistone Road, Streatham, London, on 30 November 1915, the only son and second surviving child of Albert Robert Rivet (1879–1955), a paint and glass manufacturer, and his wife, Rose Mary Bulow (1880–1960)...


Sir (Marc) Aurel Stein (1862–1943) by unknown photographer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer, was born on 26 November 1862 at Tüköry utca, Pest, the third of the three children of Nathan Stein (c.1810–1889), merchant, and his wife, Anna (1817?–1887), daughter of Marc Hirschler and sister of ...