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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926)  

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist  

Liora Lukitz

Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist, was born at Washington Hall, co. Durham, on 14 July 1868, the elder child and only daughter of (Thomas) Hugh Bell (1844–1931), an ironmaster, who succeeded his father as second baronet in 1904, and his first wife, ...

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Davis, Nathan (1819–1882), missionary and archaeologist  

Joann Freed

Davis, Nathan (1819–1882), missionary and archaeologist, was born on 11 April 1819, in Prussia. He named David Davis, merchant, as his father on his marriage certificate; no other family details are known. A Jewish convert to Protestant Christianity, he arrived in Britain in ...

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Dodwell, Edward (1776–1832), traveller and archaeologist  

Yolanda Foote

Dodwell, Edward (1776–1832), traveller and archaeologist, was born on 21 March 1776 and baptized at St John’s, Smith Square, on 21 September 1776, the son of Edward Dodwell (1747–1828), of West Molesey, Surrey, and his wife, Frances, née Jennings. Dodwell's sister, Frances (1771/2–1857)...

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Fellows, Sir Charles (1799–1860), traveller and archaeologist  

G. C. Boase

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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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Fellows, Sir Charles (1799–1860)  

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

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Gell, Sir William (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller  

W. W. Wroth

revised by Jason Thompson

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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Gell, Sir William (1777–1836)  

Maker: Cornelius Varley

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  

Raymond John Howgego

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  

David Gill

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  

Richard Smail

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  

Garry Alder

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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...

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Rivet, Albert Lionel Frederick (1915–1993), archaeologist and cartographer  

John Wilkes

Rivet, Albert Lionel Frederick (1915–1993), archaeologist and cartographer, was born at 22 Penistone Road, Streatham, London, on 30 November 1915, the only son and second surviving child of Albert Robert Rivet (1879–1955), a paint and glass manufacturer, and his wife, Rose Mary Bulow (1880–1960)...

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Sir (Marc) Aurel Stein (1862–1943) by unknown photographer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer  

Annabel Walker

Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer, was born on 26 November 1862 at Tüköry utca, Pest, the third of the three children of Nathan Stein (c.1810–1889), merchant, and his wife, Anna (1817?–1887), daughter of Marc Hirschler and sister of ...