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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Indian History; Politics; Middle Eastern History. 1016 words.

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of...

Burton, Sir Richard Francis (1821–1890), explorer and author

Jason Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Literature; Middle Eastern History; African History. 6442 words.

Burton, Sir Richard Francis (1821–1890), explorer and author, was the son of Colonel Joseph Netterville Burton and Martha Beckwith, daughter and coheir of Richard Baker of Barham House,...

Cheesman, Robert Ernest (1878–1962), explorer and naturalist

C. F. Beckingham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; Middle Eastern History. 863 words.

Cheesman, Robert Ernest (1878–1962), explorer and naturalist, was born at Westwell, Kent, on 18 October 1878, the eldest son and second of five children of Robert Cheesman, farmer, and his...

Childs, William John (c. 1869–1933), author and government official

John Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1399 words.

Childs, William John (c. 1869–1933), author and government official, was the son of William John Childs. The formative period of his life, most of which remains unclear, occurred from 1909...

Conder, Claude Reignier (1848–1910), army officer and explorer of Palestine

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1442 words.

Conder, Claude Reignier (1848–1910), army officer and explorer of Palestine, born at Cheltenham on 29 December 1848, was the son of Francis Roubiliac Conder (1815–1889), a civil engineer,...

Drake, Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt (1846–1874), naturalist and explorer in the Middle East

Graham Wallas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 562 words.

Drake, Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt (1846–1874), naturalist and explorer in the Middle East, the youngest child of Colonel William Montague Tyrwhitt Drake (1785–1848) and Emma Halsey...

Floyer, Ernest Ayscoghe (1852–1903), explorer

Vaughan Cornish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Indian History; Middle Eastern History. 1015 words.

Floyer, Ernest Ayscoghe (1852–1903), explorer, born on 4 July 1852 at Marshchapel, Lincolnshire, was the eldest surviving son of Ayscoghe Floyer (1821/2—1872), vicar of Marshchapel, and his...

Gill, William John (1843–1882), explorer and army officer

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History; Middle Eastern History. 1298 words.

Gill, William John (1843–1882), explorer and army officer, was born in Bangalore, India, on 10 September 1843, the eldest son of the three sons of Major Robert Gill (1805–1879) of the...

Lynch, Henry Blosse (1807–1873), explorer in Mesopotamia

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1046 words.

Lynch, Henry Blosse (1807–1873), explorer in Mesopotamia, born on 24 November 1807, was one of the eleven sons of Major Henry Blosse Lynch (d. 1845) of Partry House, Ballinrobe, co. Mayo,...

Lynch, Thomas Kerr (1818–1891), explorer in Mesopotamia

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 297 words.

Lynch, Thomas Kerr (1818–1891), explorer in Mesopotamia, was the son of Major Henry Blosse Lynch (d. 1845) of Partry House, Ballinrobe, co. Mayo, and Elizabeth Lynch, née Finnis, of Hythe,...