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Bowen, Emrys George (1900–1983), geographer, was born on 28 December 1900 at 1 Towy View, Carmarthen, the elder child of Thomas Bowen, insurance agent, and Elizabeth Ann Lynch. He was educated at the council school, Pentre-poeth, and from 1912 to 1919 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen...

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Mackenzie, Eneas (1777–1832), topographical writer, was born in Aberdeen on 12 January 1777, the son of a shoemaker. His parents moved to Newcastle upon Tyne when he was three years old. After an attempt at the Baptist ministry and an unsuccessful venture as a shipbroker in ...

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Watson, (James) Wreford (1915–1990), geographer and poet, was born on 8 February 1915 in Sanyuan, Shensi (Shanxi), China, the third of five children of the Revd James Watson (1878–1952), and Evelyn Russell (d. 1926). His parents were Scottish Baptist missionaries in the ...