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Edward Whymper (1840–1911) by Lance Calkin, exh. RA 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Whymper, Edward (1840–1911), mountaineer and wood-engraver, was born on 27 April 1840 at Lambeth Terrace, Kennington Road, London, the second of the eleven children of Josiah Wood Whymper (1813–1903), wood-engraver, and his first wife, Elizabeth Whitworth Claridge (1819–1859). He was educated at Clarendon House School...