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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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)...

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Charles Joseph La Trobe (1801–1875) by Thomas Woolner, c. 1853 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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La Trobe, Charles Joseph (1801–1875), colonial administrator and traveller, born in London on 20 March 1801, was the third son of Christian Ignatius La Trobe (1758–1836) and his wife, Hannah Sims (or Anna Syms), of Yorkshire. He received a Moravian education, with a view to following his father in the Moravian ministry, but abandoned this for teaching. In 1824 he became tutor to the son of the ...

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Phips [Phipps], Sir William (1651–1695), adventurer, army officer, and colonial governor, was born on 2 February 1651 at Phips plantation, Jeremisquam Neck, Nequasett, Maine. He was the son of James Phips (c.1609–1651×5) of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, and Mary, whose origins are unknown. ...

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Pritchard, William Thomas (1829–1907), consul and adventurer, was born in Pape'ete, Tahiti, on 13 October 1829, the third of nine children of George Pritchard (1796–1883), missionary, trader, and British consul in Tahiti, and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza), née Ayllen (1799–1871), of West Meon, Hampshire...