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Burbidge, Frederick William Thomas

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History. 624 words.

Burbidge, Frederick William Thomas (1847–1905), horticultural writer and explorer, was born at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on 21 March 1847, the son of Thomas Burbidge, farmer and fruit...

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Gerard, Alexander

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Indian History. 1055 words.

Gerard, Alexander (1792–1839), surveyor and explorer, was born in Old Machar parish, Old Aberdeen, on 19 February 1792, the second of the five sons of Gilbert Gerard DD (1760–1815), of...

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Ludlow, Frank

Michael Rank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian History; Maps and Map-making; World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 1564 words.

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890...

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McNair, William Watts

W. A. J. Archbold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Indian History. 500 words.

McNair, William Watts (1849–1889), surveyor and explorer, was born on 13 September 1849. He joined the Indian survey department on 1 September 1867. His first twelve years of service were...

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Sherriff, George

D. J. Mabberley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Agriculture and Farming; Indian History. 1683 words.

Sherriff, George (1898–1967), explorer and plant collector, was born at Carronvale, Larbert, Stirlingshire, on 3 May 1898, the fourth son and youngest of the six children of George...

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Ward, Francis [Frank] Kingdon-

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Agriculture and Farming; Indian History. 1576 words.

Ward, Francis [Frank] Kingdon- (1885–1958), plant collector and explorer, was born in Manchester on 6 November 1885, younger surviving child and only son of Harry Marshall Ward (1854–1906),...

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