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Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Education; UK Politics. 1396 words.

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour, was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Ashley of Damerham in Hampshire, a cadet of the...

Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer

A. H. Bullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature). 484 words.

Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer, was born at Deptford, London, where his father had attained some distinction as a dissenting minister. At...

Bradshaw, George (1801–1853), compiler of railway guides

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 832 words.

Bradshaw, George (1801–1853), compiler of railway guides, only son of Thomas Bradshaw and his wife, Mary Rogers, was born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, on 29 July 1801....

Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 354 words.

Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India, was born in Bristol on 8 March 1778, son of the Revd Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's,...

Browne, John Ross

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1392 words.

Browne, John Ross (11 February 1821–08 December 1875), writer, world traveler, and government agent, was born in Beggars Bush, near Dublin, Ireland, the son of Thomas Egerton Browne and...

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1264 words.

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in...

Campbell, Donald (1751–1804), army officer and travel writer

Stanley Lane-Poole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 250 words.

Campbell, Donald (1751–1804), army officer and travel writer, of Barbreck, Argyll, is best known for his A journey over land to India … by Donald Campbell of Barbreck, who formerly...

Carrington, Dorothy Violet [married name Frederica Rose, Lady Rose] (1910–2002), historian and writer on Corsica

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 1236 words.

Carrington, Dorothy Violet [married name Frederica Rose, Lady Rose] (1910–2002), historian and writer on Corsica, was born on 6 June 1910 at Perrott's Brook, North Cerney, near Cirencester,...

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...

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...

Colton, Walter

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Journalism; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1278 words.

Colton, Walter (09 May 1797–22 January 1851), clergyman, journalist, and author, was born in Rutland County, Vermont, the son of Walter Colton, a weaver, and Thankful Cobb. The family soon...

Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland

Gerald Stone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Education; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 1213 words.

Connor [formerly O'Connor], Bernard (c. 1666–1698), physician and writer on Poland, the son of Bernard O'Connor, born in co. Kerry, Ireland, was descended from the O'Connor Kerry family,...

Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John de

Katherine Emerson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); US Politics. 2500 words.

Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St. John de (31 January 1735–12 November 1813), writer and government official, was born in Caen, Normandy, where, in the parish of St. Jean, he was baptized...

Crewe [formerly Dodds], Quentin Hugh (1926–1998), writer on food and travel

Paul Levy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1390 words.

Crewe [formerly Dodds], Quentin Hugh (1926–1998), writer on food and travel, was born at 27 Welbeck Street, London, on 14 November 1926, the second son of Major (James) Hugh Hamilton Dodds,...

Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 851 words.

Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the...

Farnham, Thomas Jefferson

Karen N. Schramm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1118 words.

Farnham, Thomas Jefferson (1804–13 September 1848), lawyer and author, was born apparently in Maine, though some sources list Vermont as his birthplace. The names and occupations of his...

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author

John Ure.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Literature; Biographical Studies. 2112 words.

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author, was born on 11 February 1915 at 20 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, the younger child and...

Gardner, Monica Mary (1873–1941), writer on Poland and Polish literature

Gerald Stone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 935 words.

Gardner, Monica Mary (1873–1941), writer on Poland and Polish literature, was born on 26 June 1873 at Subiaco Lodge, Roehampton Lane, London, the fifth of the six children of John Gardner...

Godwin, George Nelson (1846–1907), antiquary and travel writer

Charles Welch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 647 words.

Godwin, George Nelson (1846–1907), antiquary and travel writer, the only surviving son of Edward Godwin, a draper of Winchester, and afterwards a farmer of Melksham, Wiltshire, and his...

Gordon, Lucie Duff [née Lucie Austin], Lady Duff Gordon (1821–1869), travel writer and translator

Lila Marz Harper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 1252 words.

Gordon, Lucie Duff [née Lucie Austin], Lady Duff Gordon (1821–1869), travel writer and translator, was born on 24 June 1821 at 1 Queen Square, Westminster, London, near the statue of Queen...