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Dodwell, Edward (1776/7–1832), traveller and archaeologist, was the son of Edward Dodwell (1747–1828), of West Molesey, Surrey, and his wife, Frances (née Jennings). Dodwell's sister, Frances (1771/2–1857), was a watercolour painter who married the physician Sir Alexander Crichton (1763–1856); a younger brother, ...

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Sir Charles Fellows (1799–1860) by William Brockedon, 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fellows, Sir Charles (1799–1860), traveller and archaeologist, fifth son of John Fellows, a wealthy silk merchant and banker, was born at High Pavement, Nottingham, in August 1799. In early life he travelled through much of Britain, and in 1820 settled in London, where he became an active member of the ...

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Gell, Sir William (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller, born on 1 April 1777 at Hopton, Derbyshire, was the younger son of Philip Gell of Hopton and his wife, Dorothy, who was the daughter and coheir of William Milnes of Aldercar Park. After Philip Gell...

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Sir William Gell (1777–1836) by Cornelius Varley, 1816 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges (1847–1934), a dealer in precious metals and jewellery from Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Julia Alice (...

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David George Hogarth (1862–1927) by unknown photographer, c. 1911 private collection

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Hogarth, David George (1862–1927), archaeologist and traveller, was born at Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, on 23 May 1862, the eldest son of the Revd George Hogarth (1827–1902), vicar of that parish for over thirty years (1858–89), and his wife, Jane Elizabeth (1834–1921), daughter of ...

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Loftus, William Kennett (1820–1858), archaeologist and traveller, was born on 13 November 1820 at Linton, Kent, where he was baptized on 4 December 1820, the son of William Kennett Loftus (1787–1871), a lieutenant in the Durham light infantry, and his first wife, ...

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Masson, Charles [formerly James Lewis] (1800–1853), traveller in Afghanistan and archaeologist, was born James Lewis in Aldermanbury, London, on 16 February 1800, the eldest child of George Lewis, oil dealer, of 58 Aldermanbury, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hopcraft...