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Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804–1865) by William Brockedon, 1840 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Schomburgk, Sir Robert Hermann (1804–1865), surveyor and traveller, was the son of the Revd Johann Friedrich Ludwig Schomburgk, a protestant minister in Thuringia, and Christine Julian, the daughter of J. Krippendorf, counsellor of the princes of Reuss-Gera. Schomburgk was born at Freiburg in ...

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Wellsted, James Raymond (1805–1842), surveyor and traveller, was in 1828–9 secretary to Sir Charles Malcolm, superintendent of the Bombay marine. In 1830 he was appointed second-lieutenant of the East India Company's ship Palinurus, then engaged, under Captain Moresby, in making a detailed survey of the ...