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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, 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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Bailey, Frederick Marshman (1882–1967), explorer and naturalist, elder son of Major (later Lieutenant-Colonel) Frederick Bailey of the Royal Engineers, was born on 3 February 1882 at Lahore, where his father served in the Indian army for a few years. Later his father became head of the Indian ...

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Carruthers, (Alexander) Douglas Mitchell (1882–1962), explorer and naturalist, was born in London on 4 October 1882, the eldest son of William Mitchell-Carruthers (1853–1931), who took orders in 1886, and his wife, Antonia, daughter of Atkinson Alexander Holden, who had been rector of Hawton, Newark-on-Trent...

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

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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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Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond [Sandy] (1875–1930), naturalist and explorer, born on 22 May 1875 at Clifton, Bristol, was the second son of George Hyde Wollaston (1844–1926), a schoolmaster at Clifton College. His mother, Sarah Constance, the daughter of Thomas Richmond and the granddaughter of ...