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Baddeley, Mountford John Byrde (1843–1906), compiler of guidebooks, born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, on 6 March 1843, was the second son of three children of Whieldon Baddeley, solicitor, of Rocester, Staffordshire, and his wife, Frances Blurton Webb. His elder brother, Richard Whieldon Baddeley (1840–1876)...

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Baillie, Marianne (1795?–1831), travel writer and versifier, whose maiden name appears to have been Wathen, married before 1817 Alexander Baillie, who printed privately at Kingsbury her first known work, Guy of Warwick, a Legende, and other Poems (1817). This collection of undistinguished verse reached a second edition probably through the indulgence of friends. A period of financial difficulty appears to have followed soon after: in 1818 the ...

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Blenerhasset, Thomas (c. 1550–1624), poet and writer on Ireland, was a younger son of William Blenerhasset of Horsford Park, near Norwich, who died in 1598. His eldest brother, Edward, who, like Thomas, had a successful career in Ireland, was knighted on 23 July 1603. ...

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John Edward Courtenay Bodley (1853–1925) by Robert Kastor, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bodley, John Edward Courtenay (1853–1925), writer on France, was born on 6 June 1853 at King Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, the son of Edward Fisher Bodley, commercial traveller, and later a wealthy pottery owner, and his second wife, Mary Ridgway. Bodley was educated at ...

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Bollaert, William (1807–1876), traveller and author, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 21 October 1807, the eldest among at least eight children of Andrew Jacob Bollaert and his wife, Jane, née Collings, of Lymington, where three of their children were baptized. His father, a Dutch emigrant who had served with the ...

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George Bradshaw (1801–1853) by Richard Evans, 1841 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. C. Boase

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Bradshaw, George (1801–1853), compiler of railway guides, only son of Thomas Bradshaw and his wife, Mary Rogers, was born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, on 29 July 1801. His parents, although of limited means, gave him a good education, placing him under the care of a ...

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Brereton, John (b. 1571/2?, d. in or after 1619?), travel writer, is thought by modern scholars to have been the third of four sons of Cuthbert Brereton of Norwich who was educated at Norwich School and was admitted pensioner of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Brome, James (1651/2–1719), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in Cambridge, the son of William Brome. He was educated at Newark School until 1663, then at King Edward VI Free Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds, being admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India, was born in Bristol on 8 March 1778, son of the Revd Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's, Bristol, and his wife, Jane; he was great-grandson of the ...

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Brown, Alfred John [pseud. Julian Laverack] (1894–1969), author, was born on 21 August 1894 at 98 Paisley Street, Horton, Bradford, the second of three sons and third of five children of Alfred John Brown (1862–1940), iron fitter and mechanical engineer, and his wife, ...

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Buxton, Nigel Edward (1924–2015), travel writer and broadcaster, was born on 29 May 1924 at Laureldene, Cowfold, Sussex, one of seven children—six boys and a girl—of Gordon Offord Buxton (1884–1951), chauffeur and factotum, and his wife, Mary Janetta, née Griffiths (...

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Stanley Lane-Poole

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Campbell, Donald (1751–1804), army officer and travel writer, of Barbreck, Argyll, is best known for his A journey over land to India … by Donald Campbell of Barbreck, who formerly commanded a regiment of cavalry in the service of the nabob of the Carnatic: in a series of letters to his son...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Carr, Sir John (1772–1832), travel writer, was born in London on 6 December 1772. Variously described as the youngest and the only son of a tradesman, possibly Benjamin Carr, he entered Rugby School in 1785 by which time his father was dead and he was the ward of ...

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Carrington, Dorothy Violet [married name Frederica Rose, Lady Rose] (1910–2002), historian and writer on Corsica, was born on 6 June 1910 at Perrott's Brook, North Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the younger daughter of Major-General Sir Frederick Carrington (1844–1913), a veteran of various southern African wars between 1877 and 1902, and his wife, ...

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Childs, William John (c. 1869–1933), author and government official, was the son of William John Childs. The formative period of his life, most of which remains unclear, occurred from 1909 to 1913, when he lived and travelled widely in Anatolia and Thrace. Glimpses of his earlier life, and of travel in various parts of the world, the Ottoman empire especially, are provided by his later publications, as well as by official and private archival material. Nevertheless ...

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Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland, the son of Bernard O'Connor, born in co. Kerry, Ireland, was descended from the O'Connor Kerry family, lords of Kerry. As a Roman Catholic, he was prohibited from attending school or university, and was therefore taught privately by tutors. Of his life in ...

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See Smith, Edwin George Herbert

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J. Hector St John de Crèvecoeur (1735–1813) by L. Massard, after 1786 © National Portrait Gallery, London