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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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(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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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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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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Oates, Francis [Frank] (1840–1875), traveller and naturalist, the second of three sons of Edward Oates of Meanwoodside, near Leeds, Yorkshire, and Susan, daughter of Edward Grace of Burley, in the same county, was born at Meanwoodside on 6 April 1840. Always known as ...

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Thomas Pennant (1726–1798) by John Keyse Sherwin, 1778 (after Thomas Gainsborough, 1776?) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pennant, Thomas (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer, was born on 14 June 1726 at Downing in the parish of Whitford (sometimes Whiteford), near Holywell, Flintshire, the eldest son of David Pennant (d. 1763), landowner, and Arabella (d. 1744), third daughter of ...

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Joseph Barclay Pentland (1797–1873) by Pierre Jean David D'Angers, 1832 [cast by Ecket Durand] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pentland, Joseph Barclay (1797–1873), naturalist and traveller, was born in Ballybofey, co. Donegal, Ireland, on 17 January 1797. Nothing is known of his early life save that he was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, and at the University of Paris. He became associated with ...