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Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician, and Catherine, daughter of John Whitter of Bradninch, Devon. The historian Lord Macaulay was his first cousin. His father having taken holy orders, ...

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Bennett [née Rawlings], Crystal-Margaret (1918–1987), archaeologist, was born on 20 August 1918 in Alderney, the third of five children of George Rawlings, a soldier, and his wife Elizabeth (née Jennings). Educated at La Retraite Convent School and then Bristol University, where she received a bachelor's degree in English, she married ...

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Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, the youngest son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861), financier and art patron, and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), sister of Hablot Knight Browne, was born at Herne Hill, Surrey, on 27 October 1842. Herman Bicknell, orientalist and traveller, was his brother. ...

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E. S. Bosanquet

revised by David Gill

Bosanquet, Robert Carr (1871–1935), archaeologist, was born on 7 June 1871 in London where his father, Charles Bertie Pulleine Bosanquet (1834–1905), of Rock Hall, near Alnwick, the eldest brother of the philosopher Bernard Bosanquet, was then acting as honorary secretary to the recently formed ...

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J. D. Duff

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Burn, Robert (1829–1904), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born at Kynnersley, Shropshire, on 22 October 1829, the second son of Andrew Burn (1790/91–1874), rector of Kynnersley, and his second wife, Mary Harris. He entered Shrewsbury School under B. H. Kennedy in 1843 and ...

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Carrington, Samuel (bap. 1798, d. 1870), geologist and archaeologist, was born at Wetton, Staffordshire, where he was baptized on 25 November 1798, the son of Samuel Carrington (1772/3–1840), leader of a team of miners (‘copers’) in the duke of Devonshire's copper mines at ...

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Chitty, Lily Frances (1893–1979), archaeologist and antiquary, was born on 20 March 1893 at Lewdown, Devon, the first of three children of the Revd James Charles Martin Chitty (1865–1938) and his wife, Gwen Ethlin Georgiana (1861–1933), daughter of Henry Jones of Binnum Binnum, South Australia...

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See Clark, George Sidney Roberts Kitson

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W. W. Wroth

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Combe, Taylor (1774–1826), numismatist and archaeologist, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Combe (1743–1817), the physician and numismatist, and his wife, Arthey Taylor (d. 1799). He was educated at Harrow School and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 18 October 1791, graduated BA on 5 June 1795, and proceeded MA on 10 July 1798. ...

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Arthur Bernard Cook (1868–1952) by unknown photographer photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Cook, Arthur Bernard (1868–1952), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born in Hampstead, London, on 22 October 1868, the son of William Henry Cook MD (1825–1882) and his wife, Harriet Bickersteth (1830–1918), of a family which produced several noted evangelical figures, including her brother, ...

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Cook, Robert Manuel (1909–2000), classical archaeologist, was born on 4 July 1909 at 28 Wilkinson Street, Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, the elder son and eldest of the three children of Charles Robert Cook, vicar of Fence in Pendle, Lancashire, and his wife, Mary Manuel, ...

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Cunningham, Sir Alexander (1814–1893), army officer in the East India Company and archaeologist, was born at John Street, Westminster, on 23 January 1814, the second son of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842), Scottish poet and author, and his wife, Jean, née Walker (1791–1864), and brother of ...

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Cunnington [née Pegge], Maud Edith (1869–1951), archaeologist, was born on 24 September 1869 at Vernon House, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, one of the seven children of Charles Pegge, formerly Pigg (b. 1834), surgeon, and his wife, Catherine Milton Leach (b. 1837)...

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Dodwell, Edward (1776/7–1832), traveller and archaeologist, was the son of Edward Dodwell (1747–1828), of West Molesey, Surrey, and his wife, Frances (née Jennings). Dodwell's sister, Frances (1771/2–1857), was a watercolour painter who married the physician Sir Alexander Crichton (1763–1856); a younger brother, ...

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Dryden, Sir Henry Edward Leigh, fourth baronet and seventh baronet (1818–1899), archaeologist and antiquary, was born on 17 August 1818 at Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, the eldest of the three children of the Revd Sir Henry Dryden, third baronet (1787–1837), and Elizabeth (1782–1851), daughter of the ...

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J. L. Myres

revised by A. M. Snodgrass

Evans, Sir Arthur John (1851–1941), archaeologist, was born at Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, on 8 July 1851, the eldest of the three sons of the distinguished archaeologist and numismatist Sir John Evans (1823–1908), and his first wife, Harriet Ann (1823–1858), younger daughter of his maternal uncle ...

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Sir Arthur John Evans (1851–1941) by Sir William Blake Richmond, exh. RA 1907 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Evans, Sir John (1823–1908), archaeologist, numismatist, and paper manufacturer, was born on 17 November 1823 at Britwell Court, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, the second son of the Revd Arthur Benoni Evans (1781–1854), schoolmaster, cleric, and author, and his wife, Anne (1791–1883), daughter of Captain Thomas Dickinson RN (1754–1828)...

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Sir John Evans (1823–1908) by John H. Pinches, 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London