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Stanley Lane-Poole

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Baikie, William Balfour (1825–1864), traveller and surgeon, eldest son of Captain John Baikie RN, was born in Kirkwall, Orkney, on 27 August 1825 and educated privately and at the grammar school there. After taking his degree in medicine at Edinburgh, he entered the ...

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Browne, Edward (1644–1708), physician and traveller, was born in Norwich, the eldest of the eleven children of Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author, and his wife, Dorothy Mileham (1621–1685). He was educated at Norwich grammar school and in 1657 was admitted a pensioner at ...

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Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland, the son of Bernard O'Connor, born in co. Kerry, Ireland, was descended from the O'Connor Kerry family, lords of Kerry. As a Roman Catholic, he was prohibited from attending school or university, and was therefore taught privately by tutors. Of his life in ...

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Coxe, Daniel (1640–1730), physician, natural philosopher, and colonial adventurer, was the son of Daniel Coxe (d. 1686), gentleman, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. He matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1659, becoming a scholar in 1661. Coxe first came to the fore in the mid-1660s as an associate of ...

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Elizabeth Davis (1789–1860) by unknown engraver, pubd 1857 (after Messrs Day) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis [née Cadwaladr], Elizabeth [Betsy] (1789–1860), traveller and nurse, was born on 24 May 1789 at Penrhiw near Bala, Merioneth, the fifth child of Dafydd Cadwaladr (1752–1834), smallholder and Methodist preacher, and his wife, Judith (d. 1800), née Humphreys, the daughter of a ...

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Hamond, Walter (d. 1648), surgeon and writer on Madagascar, whose origins are unknown, was apprenticed to Arthur Doughton in the Barber–Surgeons' Company of London, and made free in 1616. His translation of Ambroise Paré's treatise of 1551 as Method of Treating Wounds Made by Arquebuses and other Firearms...

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J. K. Laughton

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Ives, Edward (1719–1786), naval surgeon and traveller, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 9 February 1719; of his early life little is known save that he had at least one sister, Gatty. He served in the navy as surgeon of the Dragon initially in the ...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by Michael Bevan

Kingsley, George Henry (1826–1892), physician and traveller, the fourth of the five children of the Revd Charles Kingsley (1781–1860) of Battramsley House in the New Forest, and his wife, Mary (1787–1873), daughter of Nathan Lucas, was born at Barnack rectory, Barnack, Northamptonshire, on 14 February 1826. ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Leared, Arthur (1822–1879), physician and traveller, born at Wexford, Ireland, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, 1845; MB, 1847; MD, 1860), and was admitted MD ad eundem at Oxford on 7 February 1861. He first practised in co. Wexford, and in 1852 he established himself as a physician in ...

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Lefevre, Sir George William (1798–1846), physician and traveller, was born at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. He is known to have had two brothers, but nothing more is known of his family background. After apprenticeship to a medical practitioner in Shropshire, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University...

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Kate Marsden (1859–1931) by unknown photographer, in or before 1893 [on a sledge, travelling in Siberia] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Marsden, Kate (1859–1931), traveller and nurse, was born on 13 May 1859 at the Parade, Edmonton, Middlesex, youngest of the eight children of Joseph Daniel Marsden, solicitor, and Sophia Matilda Willsted. She was educated at home, except for a brief stay at a boarding-school in ...

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Moorcroft, William (bap. 1767, d. 1825), veterinary surgeon and traveller, was the illegitimate son of Ann Moorcroft (bap. 1747), and an unknown father. Baptized on 25 June 1767 he lived with his mother in the house of her parents, Richard and Dorothy Moorcroft...

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Oudney, Walter (1790–1824), naval surgeon and traveller in Africa, was born in December 1790 to humble parents, in Edinburgh. With some medical knowledge he became a surgeon's mate on a man-of-war, was appointed assistant surgeon and then surgeon in 1810, and was stationed in the ...

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Perry, Charles (d. 1780), traveller and medical writer, studied medicine at Leiden and graduated from Utrecht on 5 February 1723. Between 1739 and 1742 he travelled in France and Italy, and in the Middle East he visited Constantinople, Egypt, Palestine, and Greece. On his return he published a ...

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Platter, Thomas (1574–1628), physician and traveller, was born on 24 July 1574 in the protestant city of Basel, Switzerland, the elder son among six children of Thomas Platter (1499–1582), schoolmaster, and his second wife, Hester Gross or Grossmann (b. 1547). Thomas the elder...

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G. Le G. Norgate

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Richardson, Robert (1779–1847), physician and traveller, was probably born in Stirlingshire. After leaving Stirling grammar school he studied arts at Glasgow University, though he graduated MD at Edinburgh on 12 September 1807. After practising for a time in Dumfriesshire, he became travelling physician to ...

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Sombre, David Ochterlony Dyce (1808–1851), traveller and putative lunatic, was born in Sardhana, a semi-autonomous princely state near Meerut, India, on 18 December 1808, the eldest of the three surviving children of Colonel George Alexander Dyce (d. 1838), of mixed Scottish and Indian ancestry, and ...

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David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre (1808–1851) by Charles Brocky The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent