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Baber, Edward Colborne (1843–1890), orientalist and traveller  

Thomas Seccombe

revised by Janette Ryan

Baber, Edward Colborne (1843–1890), orientalist and traveller, was born at Dulwich, Kent, on 30 April 1843, the son of Edward Baber (1815–1901), headmaster of Dulwich College grammar school, and his wife, Mary Hayward Colborne (1818/19–1881). He was a great-nephew of ...

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Bicknell, Herman (1830–1875), orientalist and traveller  

A. S. Bicknell

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Bicknell, Herman (1830–1875), orientalist and traveller, was born at Herne Hill, Surrey, on 2 April 1830, the third son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861) and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), who was the sister of Hablot Knight Browne (‘Phiz’). Clarence Bicknell (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, was his brother. He was educated at ...

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Strachan, George (fl. 1592–1634), traveller and orientalist  

D. F. Wright

Strachan, George (fl. 1592–1634), traveller and orientalist, was born the younger son of a noble family in the Mearns (he later used the toponymic Merniensis), perhaps of Thornton, Kincardineshire; nothing else is known of his early life. He was a student in ...