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Balch, Herbert Ernest

Bridget Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1576 words.

Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator, was born in St Thomas Street, Wells, Somerset, on 4 November 1869, the second of six children of William Balch,...

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Brighton, Albert George [Peter]

Simon J. Knell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 832 words.

Brighton, Albert George [Peter] (1900–1988), palaeontologist and curator, was born on 29 December 1900 at 13 Conyers Road, Streatham, London, the son of George Freeston Brighton, gardener,...

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Buckland [née Morland], Mary

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 724 words.

Buckland [née Morland], Mary (1797–1857), geological artist and curator, was born on 20 November 1797 in St Helen's parish, Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest daughter of Benjamin Morland...

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Cursiter, Stanley

Jill C. Mackenzie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1288 words.

Cursiter, Stanley (1887–1976), painter, museum director, and cartographer, was born on 29 April 1887 at Kirkwall, Orkney, the fourth of four children of John Scott Cursiter (1850–1896),...

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Darton, Nelson Horatio

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Oceanography and Hydrology; Cartography; World History; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1109 words.

Darton, Nelson Horatio (17 December 1865–28 February 1948), geological mapper, groundwater specialist, and bibliographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of William Darton, Jr., a...

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Etheridge, Robert

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1261 words.

Etheridge, Robert (1819–1903), palaeontologist and museum curator, was born at Ross, Herefordshire, on 3 December 1819, the elder of the two sons of Thomas Etheridge, a Gloucester shipper,...

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Fletcher, Sir Lazarus

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1265 words.

Fletcher, Sir Lazarus (1854–1921), museum director and mineralogist, was born at 11 Williamson Street, Salford, on 3 March 1854, the eldest child of six sons and two daughters of Stewart...

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Lyons, Sir Henry George

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1224 words.

Lyons, Sir Henry George (1864–1944), geologist and museum director, was born in London on 11 October 1864, the son of Thomas Casey Lyons, and his wife, Helen, daughter of George Young, of...

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McLintock, William Francis Porter

James Phemister.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Geology and the Lithosphere. 963 words.

McLintock, William Francis Porter (1887–1960), geologist and museum director, was born on 2 February 1887 in Edinburgh, the third child and elder son of Peter Buchanan McLintock, cashier,...

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Moule, Thomas

Colin Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 774 words.

Moule, Thomas (1784–1851), antiquary, bibliographer, and topographer, was born on 14 January 1784 in the parish of St Marylebone, Middlesex. He was the eldest of nine children of John Moule...

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