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Austen, Henry Haversham Godwin- (1834–1923)  

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Henry Haversham Godwin- Austen (1834–1923) by Maull & Fox The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Austen, Henry Haversham Godwin- (1834–1923), explorer and geologist  

Kenneth Mason

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Austen, Henry Haversham Godwin- (1834–1923), explorer and geologist, was born at Teignmouth on 6 July 1834, the eldest son of Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen (1808–1884), geologist, of Shalford House, near Guildford, Surrey, and his wife, Maria Elizabeth (d. 1904), only daughter of ...

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Evans, Lewis (c. 1700–1756), cartographer and geologist  

Elizabeth Baigent

Evans, Lewis (c. 1700–1756), cartographer and geologist, was born in Llangwnnadl, near Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire. Of his early life and parentage nothing is known. By 1736 he was a surveyor and map maker in Philadelphia. His first known work is 'A map of that part of Bucks County released by the Indians to the proprietaries of Pensilvania in September 1737'...

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Farey, John (1766–1826), geologist and surveyor  

H. S. Torrens

Farey, John (1766–1826), geologist and surveyor, was born on 24 September 1766 at Woburn, Bedfordshire, on the fourth duke of Bedford's estate, at the farm tenanted by his parents, John Farey (1728–1798) and his second wife, Rachel, née Wright (1732–1804), a Wesleyan Methodist. From the village school ...

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Farey, John (1766–1826)  

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John Farey (1766–1826) by White Watson?, 1807 © reserved

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Gregory, John Walter (1864–1932), geologist and explorer  

D. F. Branagan

Gregory, John Walter (1864–1932), geologist and explorer, was born at 18 Gainsborough Road, Mile End Old Town, London, on 27 January 1864, the son of John James Gregory, wool merchant, and his wife, Jane, née Lewis (there were also at least two daughters). He was educated at ...

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Griffith, Sir Richard John, first baronet (1784–1878), geologist and valuator  

Gordon L. Herries Davies

Griffith, Sir Richard John, first baronet (1784–1878), geologist and valuator, was born at 8 Hume Street, Dublin, on 20 September 1784, the eldest son of Richard Griffith (1752–1820) and his wife, Charity Yorke Bramston of Oundle, Northamptonshire. His paternal grandparents were Richard Griffith (d. 1788)...

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Haast, Sir (John Francis) Julius von [formerly Johann Franz Haast] (1822–1887), geologist and explorer  

Wolfhart Langer

Haast, Sir (John Francis) Julius von [formerly Johann Franz Haast] (1822–1887), geologist and explorer, was born on 1 May 1822 at house no. 320, Bonn (now 1 Bonngasse), Germany, one of the nine children of Mathias Haast (1784–1852), tailor and lottery office keeper, and his wife, ...

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Harrison, John Vernon (1892–1972), geologist and explorer  

E. A. Vincent

Harrison, John Vernon (1892–1972), geologist and explorer, was born on 16 March 1892 at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, the son of J. Frederick Harrison, a civil engineer. Of Scottish parentage, he was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Allan Glen's School, Glasgow...

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Hawkins, John (1761–1841), traveller and geologist  

H. S. Torrens

Hawkins, John (1761–1841), traveller and geologist, was born on 6 May 1761 at Trewithen, Probus, Cornwall, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Hawkins (1724?–1766), MP for Grampound from 1747 to 1754, and his wife, Anne, daughter of James Heywood, of Austin Friars, London...

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Hind, Henry Youle (1823–1908), geologist and explorer in Canada  

Richard A. Jarrell

Hind, Henry Youle (1823–1908), geologist and explorer in Canada, was born on 1 June 1823 at Nottingham, the third of five sons of Thomas Hind (d. 1845), a lace manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Youle (d. 1885). As a youth Hind...

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Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia  

Elizabeth Baigent

Leichhardt, (Friedrich Wilhelm) Ludwig (1813–1848?), natural scientist and explorer in Australia, was born on 23 October 1813 at Trebatsch, near Beeskow, then in Saxony but after 1845 in the mark of Brandenburg, Prussia, the fourth son and sixth of the eight children of ...

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Joseph Ellison Portlock (1794–1864) by Maull & Polyblank, 1850s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Portlock, Joseph Ellison (1794–1864), surveyor, army officer, and geologist  

R. H. Vetch

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Portlock, Joseph Ellison (1794–1864), surveyor, army officer, and geologist, the only son of Captain Nathaniel Portlock (d. 1817), was born at Gosport, Hampshire, on 30 September 1794. After passing through the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, he was commissioned second lieutenant, Royal Engineers...

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Voysey, Henry Wesley (1791–1824), geologist and surveyor  

D. T. Moore

Voysey, Henry Wesley (1791–1824), geologist and surveyor, was born in Salisbury, the son of a Baptist minister, Henry Voysey, and his wife, Ann Maria Annesley (née Ellison). He was the brother of the architect Annesley Voysey (c. 1794–1839) [see under Voysey, Charles...

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Wager, Lawrence Rickard [Bill] (1904–1965), geologist and explorer  

E. A. Vincent

Wager, Lawrence Rickard [Bill] (1904–1965), geologist and explorer, was born on 5 February 1904 at Batley, Yorkshire, elder son of Morton Ethelred Wager (1871–1939), headmaster of Hebden Bridge secondary school, and his wife, Adelina, née Rickard (1876–1916). Wager attended his father's school and ...

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Lawrence Rickard Wager (1904–1965) by Walter Stoneman Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society