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Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator

Bridget Salmon

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/75966

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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, brushmaker, and his wife, Sarah Ellen, née Smith. Aged seven, he won a scholarship to ...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks ; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences

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