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Layard, John Willoughby (1891–1974), anthropologist and psychologist, was born on 27 November 1891 at 68 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London, the second surviving child and first surviving son of George Somes Layard (1857–1925), a barrister and author, and his wife, Eleanor Byng, née...


William Halse Rivers Rivers (1864–1922) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London


Rivers, William Halse Rivers (1864–1922), psychologist and anthropologist, was born on 12 March 1864 at Constitution Hill, Chatham, Kent, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Henry Frederick Rivers (1830–1911), curate, and his wife, Elizabeth Hunt. Family tradition claims that he was a descendant of ...


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Thurnam, John (1810–1873), psychiatrist and ethnologist, was born on 28 December 1810 at Lingcroft, near York, the son of William Thurnam, manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Clark. He belonged to a Quaker family. After a private education, which included study in London at ...