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Allan, Thomas (1777–1833), mineralogist, was born at Edinburgh on 17 July 1777, the eldest of ten children born to Robert Allan (1745–1818), a partner in Allan and Stewart, bankers and merchants, and proprietor of the Caledonian Mercury, and his wife, Anne, daughter of ...

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J. F. Payne

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Babington, William (1756–1833), physician and mineralogist, the son of a clergyman, was born on 21 May 1756 at Portglenone, near Coleraine, co. Antrim, Ireland. After being apprenticed to a practitioner at Londonderry, he completed his medical education at Guy's Hospital, London, but did not take a medical degree. In 1777 he was made assistant surgeon to the ...

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T. K. Rose

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Bauerman, Hilary (1835–1909), mineralogist and geologist, was born in London on 16 March 1835, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Hilary John Bauerman (1806/7–1888), merchant, and his wife, Anna Hudina Rosetta (1804/5–1874), daughter of Dr Wychers...

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Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer, was born on 13 March 1921 at 151 Cartvale Road, Glasgow, the son of William Brown, engineer's toolmaker, and his wife, Margaret-Ann, formerly Cameron. Brown was educated at Queen's Park secondary school, Glasgow, then became a tax officer, an experience which stood him in good stead when he joined ...

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Chapman, Edward John (1821–1904), mineralogist, was born on 22 February 1821 at an inn on the Kent–Surrey border as his parents were returning to London from France. His father died two years later. Educated principally in France, Chapman attended the Lycée Henri IV...

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Richard Chenevix (1774–1830) by James Hopwood the elder (after Pescorsky) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chenevix, Richard (1774–1830), chemist and mineralogist, was born at Ballycommon, near Dublin, the son of Daniel Chenevix, lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Irish Artillery, and his wife, Elizabeth Arabin. His ancestors had left France for Ireland after the revocation of the edict of Nantes and his father was a nephew of an earlier ...

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Edward Daniel Clarke (1769–1822) attrib. John Opie Collection Jesus College, Cambridge / Bridgeman Art Library

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Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822), antiquary and mineralogist, was born on 5 June 1769 at the vicarage of Willingdon in Sussex. He was the second of four children of the Revd Edward Clarke (1730–1786), traveller and antiquary, and his wife, Anne (1737/8–1802), daughter of ...

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Davies, Thomas (1837–1892), mineralogist, was born on 29 December 1837 in the parish of St Pancras, London, the only son of William Davies (1814–1891) of the geological department of the British Museum and his first wife, whose maiden name was Bradford. He left school and went to sea at the age of fourteen, visiting parts of ...

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Deer, William Alexander [Alex] (1910–2009), petrologist and college head, was born on 26 October 1910 at 82 St Ives Road, Rusholme, Manchester, the eldest son of William Deer, warehouseman, and his wife, Davina, née Cunningham. He completed his education at the Central High School...

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Dunstan, Albert Ernest (1878–1964), research chemist and petroleum technologist, was born on 25 January 1878 at 69 Washington Road, Sheffield, the only son of Arthur Dunstan (d. 1896), a workshop manager, and Mary Ann Wainwright (d. 1897). His father was shop manager for an old-established firm (...

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Field, Frederick (1826–1885), chemist and mineralogist, was born on 2 August 1826 in Lambeth, the second son of Charles Field, a partner in the family firm (founded before 1642) of candle manufacturers J. C. and J. Field, and his second wife, whose name is not known. He was educated at ...

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Fletcher, Sir Lazarus (1854–1921), museum director and mineralogist, was born at 11 Williamson Street, Salford, on 3 March 1854, the eldest child of six sons and two daughters of Stewart Fletcher of Salford and his wife, Betty, née Gregory. He was educated at ...

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W. J. Harrison

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Flight, Walter (1841–1885), mineralogist, was born in Winchester on 21 January 1841, fourth in the family of five boys and three girls of William Pyke Flight of Winchester, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Jeffery. He was educated at Queenwood College, Hampshire, where Heinrich Debus (1824–1915)...

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Giesecke, Charles Lewis [formerly Johann Georg Metzler] (1761–1833), mineralogist and mineral dealer, was born on 6 April 1761 in Augsburg, Bavaria, the eldest surviving son of the six children of Georg Melchior Metzler (d. 1805), a protestant tailor, and his wife, ...

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Gregor, William (1761–1817), mineralogist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 25 December 1761 at Trewarthenick, Cornelly, Cornwall, the younger son of Francis Gregor, a military man and member of an old Cornish family, and his wife, Mary, sister of Sir Joseph Copley, baronet...

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Greville, Charles Francis (1749–1809), mineralogist and horticulturist, was born, probably at Warwick Castle, on 12 May 1749, the second son of Francis, eighth Baron Brooke and first earl of Warwick (1719–1773) and his wife, Elizabeth (1720/21–1800), daughter of Lord Archibald Hamilton. His elder brother was ...

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Harker, Alfred (1859–1939), petrologist, was born on 19 February 1859 at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the son of Hull corn merchant Portas Hewart Harker, and Ellen May Harker (née Tarbotton). His schooling was at the Hull and East Riding College, and then ...

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Hutchinson, Arthur (1866–1937), mineralogist, was born in London on 6 July 1866, the only child of George Hutchinson, of Woodside, Westmorland, silk merchant, of London, and his wife, Deborah Richardson, of Culgaith, Cumberland. He was educated at Clifton College, Bristol, and in 1884 went with a scholarship to ...