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O. J. R. Howarth

revised by Mark Pottle

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis Alexander, of an Ayrshire family, and his wife, Mary Wilson. After education at Radley College...

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Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor- (1855–1922), traveller and naturalist, was born at Hever, Kent, on 17 July 1855, the second son in the family of two sons and three daughters of William Wilberforce Battye (1822–1890), rector of Hever, and his wife, Harriet Dorothea (1827–1904)...

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William Beard (1772–1868) by Samuel Griffiths Tovey, c. 1828–9 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a farmer, and his second wife, Ann Poole (1760–1833). He was educated by John Tuckey...

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Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller, was born on 5 February 1815 at Exeter, the son of Joseph Green Bidwill and his wife, Charlotte, née Carne. At the age of seventeen he travelled to Canada, and then in 1838 to New South Wales...

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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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Henry John Elwes (1846–1922) by Elliott & Fry Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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F. R. S. Balfour

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Elwes, Henry John (1846–1922), natural historian and traveller, was born on 16 May 1846, the eldest child of the four sons and four daughters born to John Henry Elwes (1815–1891) of Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1913), fourth daughter of ...

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(Johann) Georg Adam Forster (1754–1794) by Daniel Beyel (after John Francis Rigaud, exh. RA 1781) [The Forsters [left to right]: Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) and ] by permission of the National Library of Australia / The Rex Nan Kivell Collection

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Forster, (Johann) Georg Adam (1754–1794), traveller and naturalist, was born on 27 November 1754 in Nassenhuben near Danzig in Polish Prussia, the eldest of the six children of Justina Elisabeth, née Nicolai, and (Johann) Reinhold Forster (1729–1798), the local Lutheran pastor...

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G. S. Boulger

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist, was born at Kelloe in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fortune, hedger, and his wife, Agnes, née Ridpath. After education in the parish school and apprenticeship in local gardens, he entered the ...

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Hawkins, John (1761–1841), traveller and geologist, was born on 6 May 1761 at Trewithen, Probus, Cornwall, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Hawkins (1724?–1766), MP for Grampound from 1747 to 1754, and his wife, Anne, daughter of James Heywood, of Austin Friars, London...

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J. K. Laughton

revised by Andrew Lambert

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation, was the younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. He attended Sedbergh grammar school, and subsequently became a pupil of John Dawson. Although entered at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1794, he did not go into residence until 1796. He graduated BA in 1800 as senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman, and was elected to a fellowship....

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James Sligo Jameson (1856–1888) by unknown engraver, pubd 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jameson, James Sligo (1856–1888), naturalist and traveller in Africa, was born on 17 August 1856 at the Walk House, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, son of Andrew Jameson, a land agent of Irish stock, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1856), daughter of James Cochrane of ...

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W. A. J. Archbold

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

King, Samuel William (1821–1868), traveller and scientist, was born on 20 September 1821 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of William Hutchinson King of Manchester, vicar of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and Eliza Sanders of Morton House, Lincolnshire. He was admitted to St Catharine's College, Cambridge...

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Lord, John Keast [pseud. the Wanderer] (1818–1872), naturalist and traveller, was probably born in Cornwall, the son of Edward Lord. He was taken to Tavistock, Devon, with his brother, William Barry Lord, and educated by an uncle named Luscombe, a man of some local position. About 1840 ...

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Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890 the family moved to Dunster, Somerset, where his father was a freemason and churchwarden. ...

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Robert Lyall (1789–1831) by Maxim Gauci © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lyall, Robert (1789–1831), botanist and traveller, was born in Abbey parish, Paisley, on 26 November 1789, the son of William and Janet (née Tassie or Tassin) Lyall. Probably educated at Paisley grammar school, he served an apprenticeship before matriculating in medicine at ...