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Alexander, Boyd

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; World History; Travel and Holiday. 908 words.

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis...

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Andrews, Roy Chapman

Jan S. Ballard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1379 words.

Andrews, Roy Chapman (26 January 1884–11 March 1960), explorer and zoologist, was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Ezra Andrews, a wholesale druggist, and Cora May Chapman. As...

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Bailey, Frederick Marshman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History. 1454 words.

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...

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Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor-

Martin H. Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1129 words.

Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor- (1855–1922), traveller and naturalist, was born at Hever, Kent, on 17 July 1855, the second son in the family of two sons and three daughters of...

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Bidwill, John Carne

Jane Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 369 words.

Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller, was born on 5 February 1815 at Exeter, the son of Joseph Green Bidwill and his wife, Charlotte, née Carne. At the age of seventeen...

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Burchell, William John

John Dickenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History. 1283 words.

Burchell, William John (1781–1863), explorer and naturalist, was born in Fulham on 23 July 1781, one of three children and the only son of Matthew Burchell (d. 1828), botanist and the owner...

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Burden, William Douglas

Walter Kanzler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making. 740 words.

Burden, William Douglas (24 September 1898–14 November 1978), naturalist and explorer, was born in Troy, New York, the son of James Abercrombie Burden, an iron manufacturer, and Florence...

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Carruthers, (Alexander) Douglas Mitchell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 824 words.

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...

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Castiglioni, Luigi

Richard N. Juliani.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Natural History; US Politics. 1319 words.

Castiglioni, Luigi (03 October 1757–22 April 1832), naturalist, author, and politician, was born in Milan, Italy, the son of Count Ottavio Castiglioni and Teresa Verri, both of...

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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 1806 words.

Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert...

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