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Beecroft, John (1790–1854), west African explorer and consul

Howard Temperley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History; Maps and Map-making. 751 words.

Beecroft, John (1790–1854), west African explorer and consul, was born near Whitby. Little is known about his early years beyond the fact that in 1805, while serving aboard a coasting...

Elias, Ney (1844–1897), explorer and diplomatist

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1345 words.

Elias, Ney (1844–1897), explorer and diplomatist, was born at Widmore, Kent, on 10 February 1844, the second son of Ney Elias (d. 1891) of Kensington and his wife, Sophia, both from...

Hosie, Sir Alexander (1853–1925), diplomatist and explorer

W. E. Soothill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1202 words.

Hosie, Sir Alexander (1853–1925), diplomatist and explorer, was born at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, on 16 January 1853, the elder son and second child of Alexander Hosie, a farmer, and his...

Lucas, Simon (fl. c. 1766–1799), explorer and diplomat

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History. 769 words.

Lucas, Simon (fl. c. 1766–1799), explorer and diplomat, was the son of a London wine merchant. He was wrongly identified in the Dictionary of National Biography as William...

Shakespear, William Henry Irvine (1878–1915), diplomat and explorer

Peter Sluglett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Middle Eastern History. 1414 words.

Shakespear, William Henry Irvine (1878–1915), diplomat and explorer, was born at Multan, in what is now Pakistan, on 29 October 1878, the eldest son of William Henry Sullivan Shakespear, of...

Warrington, Hanmer George (1776–1847), diplomatist and promoter of African exploration

John Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History; Maps and Map-making. 1091 words.

Warrington, Hanmer George (1776–1847), diplomatist and promoter of African exploration, was born on 5 September 1776 at Acton, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, the third son of the Revd George...