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J. K. Laughton

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McCormick, Robert (1800–1890), naval surgeon, explorer, and naturalist, born at Runham, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 22 July 1800, was the only son of Robert McCormick (d. 1817), surgeon in the navy, son of Robert McCormick of Ballyreagh, co. Tyrone, where the family had been settled for several generations. He spent his childhood near ...

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Sir John Richardson (1787–1865) by Bernhard Smith, 1842 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richardson, Sir John (1787–1865), physician, naturalist, and Arctic explorer, was born on 5 November 1787 at 11 Nith Place, Dumfries, Scotland, eldest of the twelve children of Gabriel Richardson and Anne, daughter of Peter Mundell of Dumfries. Gabriel Richardson was a prosperous brewer, provost at one time, and chief magistrate of ...

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Edward Adrian Wilson (1872–1912) by Herbert George Ponting, c. 1910–12 © Popperfoto; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilson, Edward Adrian (1872–1912), Antarctic explorer and naturalist, was born on 23 July 1872 at 6 Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham, the second son and fifth child of the nine surviving children of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson FRCP (1832–1918), physician, and his wife, Mary Agnes (1841–1930)...