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Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis Alexander, of an Ayrshire family, and his wife, Mary Wilson. After education at Radley College...

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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert Cheesman (d. 1915), a gentleman farmer, and his wife, Florence Maud, née...

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Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia, was born on 14 March 1812 in Newington Butts, London, the son of William Gilbert (b. c.1793), a carpenter, and his wife, Ann (b. c.1792); they were from villages in ...

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Manning, Thomas Henry (1911–1998), Arctic explorer and zoologist, was born at Shrublands, Dallington, Northamptonshire, on 22 December 1911, the only child of Thomas Edgar Manning (1884–1975), brewer and county cricketer, and his wife, Dorothy Frances Randall (1886–1968). Educated at Harrow School from 1925 to 1930, he entered ...

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Smeathman, Henry (1742–1786), explorer and entomologist, was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 9 February 1742, the youngest of eight children born to William Smeathman, a distiller and brandy merchant, and his wife, Alice, née Redhead. William and Alice had married on 29 January 1732 at ...