in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online October 2008 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Conservation, Preservation, 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,...