1-20 of 51 Results  for:

Clear all

Article

Robert Harrison

revised by Philip Carter

Bell, John (1691–1780), diplomatist and traveller, the son of Patrick Bell of Antermony, Stirlingshire, and Anabel Stirling of Craigbarnet, was born on his father's estate at Antermony. No details of his education are extant, but it is stated that, after obtaining the degree of doctor of medicine, he decided to visit foreign countries. He obtained letters of recommendation to ...

Image

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925) by John Singer Sargent, 1914 The Royal Geographical Society, London

Article

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the eleven children of the Revd Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, fourth Baron Scarsdale (1831–1916), rector of ...

Article

Norman MacColl

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Dilke, Ashton Wentworth (1850–1883), traveller and politician, was born on 11 August 1850 in London, the younger son of Sir (Charles) Wentworth Dilke, first baronet (1810–1869), and Mary (d. 1853), the only daughter of Captain William Chatfield, Madras cavalry; his elder brother was ...

Article

Elliot, Hugh (1752–1830), diplomat and adventurer, was born on 6 April 1752, the second son of Sir Gilbert Elliot, third baronet (1722–1777), MP, and Agnes Dalrymple-Murray-Kynynmound (d. 1778). Born into a family of staunch but minor government supporters, he was one of a number of Scotsmen who carved out a career in second- and third-level posts in the British diplomatic service. On several occasions his bold personality and sharp tongue carried him further than discretion would have advised, though these episodes also provided the highlights of a career lacking in substantial achievements. Unusually tall and thin, ...

Article

Evans, Evan (1882–1965), coach tour operator and local politician, was born on 8 November 1882 in Glanyrafon, Betws Leucu, Cardiganshire, the eldest of the six surviving children of David Evans, a tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Davies. After leaving Llangeitho school...

Article

G. B. Smith

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Forsyth, James (1838–1871), administrator and traveller in India, entered the civil service after receiving a university education in England and taking the degree of MA. He went to India as assistant conservator and acting conservator of forests. In a short time he was appointed settlement officer and deputy commissioner of ...

Image

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936) by Sir John Lavery, 1893 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; © Glasgow Museums

Article

Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame (1852–1936), traveller, author, and politician, was born at 5 Cadogan Place, London, on 24 May 1852, the eldest of the three sons of William Cunninghame Bontine (1825–1883), of Gartmore, Perthshire, and Ardoch, Dunbartonshire, a major in the Scots Greys...

Article

Gresham, Sir Richard (c. 1485–1549), mercer, merchant adventurer, and mayor of London, was born at Holt, Norfolk, about 1485, probably the third of the four surviving sons—William, Thomas, Richard, and Sir John Gresham (c. 1495–1556)—of John Gresham and his wife, ...

Article

Grose, John Henry (b. 1732, d. in or after 1774), East India Company servant and writer on India, was born on 24 August 1732 in St Peter-le-Poer, City of London, probably at his father's house in Broad Street. He was the second of seven children of ...

Article

Guinness, Walter Edward, first Baron Moyne (1880–1944), politician and traveller, was born in Dublin on 29 March 1880 in the house, 80 St Stephen's Green, which was afterwards presented to the Irish nation by his brother in 1939 and housed the Irish department of external affairs...

Image

(William) Malcolm Hailey, Baron Hailey (1872–1969) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Hailey, (William) Malcolm, Baron Hailey (1872–1969), administrator in India and writer on Africa, was born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on 15 February 1872, the third son of Hammett Hailey (d. 1881), a doctor, and his wife, Maria Coelia Clode (d. 1911)...

Article

See Indian visitors

Image

Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert (1880–1923) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 private collection

Article

Herbert, Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux (1880–1923), diplomatist and traveller, was born on 3 April 1880 at Highclere Castle, Hampshire, the son of Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), secretary of state for the colonies under Lord Derby (1866–7) and Disraeli...

Article

Herbert, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1606–1682), traveller and government official, was born in The Pavement, York, and baptized at the parish church of St Crux on 4 November 1606. He was the son and heir of Christopher Herbert (1583–1625) of York and Jane...

Article

Horsey, Sir Jerome (d. 1626), traveller to Russia and diplomat, was the son of William Horsey and Elinor, daughter of William Peryam. He entered the service of the Muscovy Company as an apprentice clerk in Russia in 1572 and lived there until 1585, being employed by the Russians as emissary to ...

Article

Jones, Jezreel (d. 1731), traveller and diplomatist, is of unknown parentage, though he is known to have had a brother, John, for whom he provided in his will. In 1698 he was elected clerk to the Royal Society. This was one of the few salaried positions at the ...