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Elwes, Henry John (1846–1922), natural historian and traveller, was born on 16 May 1846, the eldest child of the four sons and four daughters born to John Henry Elwes (1815–1891) of Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1913), fourth daughter of ...

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Henry John Elwes (1846–1922) by Elliott & Fry Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Townson, Robert (1762–1827), natural historian and traveller, was born early in 1762 at Spring Grove, Marshgate, Richmond, Surrey, the youngest child of London merchant and insurer John Townson (1721–1773) and Sarah Shewell (1731–1805), daughter of James Shewell (1708–1786) and Sarah Smith (d...

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Webb, Philip Barker (1793–1854), traveller and natural historian, was born on 10 July 1793 at Milford House, near Godalming, Surrey, the eldest son in a family of three sons and three daughters of Captain Philip Smith Webb (1764–1799) and his wife, Hannah (...

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Philip Barker Webb (1793–1854) by Lalogero di Bernardis, 1820 ? National Portrait Gallery, London