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Abraham, George Dixon (1871–1965), photographer and rock-climber, was born at Derwent Street, Keswick, Cumberland, on 7 October 1871, the eldest son of George Perry Abraham (1844–1923), photographer, and his wife, Mary, née Dixon. G. P. Abraham had moved from London to Keswick, where he established a very successful photographic business and was for fifteen years a councillor. ...

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Allardice, Robert Barclay [known as Captain Barclay] (1779–1854), pedestrian, was the son of Robert Barclay (1731–1797) of Ury, Kincardineshire, founder of the town of Stonehaven, who took the name of Allardice upon his marriage to Sarah Ann Allardice (d. 1833) in 1776. The marriage was dissolved in 1793, and ...

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Robert Barclay Allardice [Captain Barclay] (1779–1854) by Solomon? Williams, pubd 1809 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anthoine, Julian Vincent [Mo] (1939–1989), mountaineer, was born at 249 Marlpool Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, on 1 August 1939, the second of two children of Joseph Franklin Anthoine (1907–1972), carpet designer, and his first wife, Enid May Smith (1899–1944). He was educated at Bennett Street primary school...

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Auldjo, John (1805–1886), geologist and alpinist, was born on 26 July 1805 in Montreal, the eldest in the family of two sons and one daughter of Alexander Auldjo (d. 1821), born in Aberdeen but then a partner in Maitland, Gardner, and Auldjo...

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Timothy Bennett (1676/77–1756) by James Macardell, 1752 (after G. Budd) ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner, is of obscure origins; details of his birth, family, and upbringing are unknown. On 19 July 1716, at All Hallows, London Wall, he married Katherine Magitt (1673/4–1749), of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey; the parish register—which also gives his wife's name as ...

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Boardman, Peter David (1950–1982), mountaineer and author, was born on 25 December 1950 at 19 Ack Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire, the second of two sons of Alan Howe Boardman (1920–1979), engineering executive, and his wife, Dorothy Griffiths (b. 1923), lecturer. From 1956 to 1969 he attended ...

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Peter David Boardman (1950–1982) by Terry Tullis Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Borthwick, Alastair Charles (1913–2003), journalist and mountaineer, was born on 17 February 1913 at 38 Calderwood Road, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, the son of Alexander Charles Borthwick, electrical engineer, and his wife, Jessie Scotland, née Bayne. He was brought up in Troon, Ayrshire, but moved to ...

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Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist, was born at 24 Norland Square, North Kensington, London, on 16 March 1924, the elder son of Robert Benedict Bourdillon (1889–1971), scientist, and his wife, Harriet Ada Barnes. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, and ...

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Thomas Duncan Bourdillon (1924–1956) by Alfred Gregory, 1953 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Brown, Thomas Graham (1882–1965), neurophysiologist and mountaineer, was born on 27 March 1882 in Edinburgh, the eldest child of the three sons and one daughter of John James Graham Brown, sometime president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and his wife, ...

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Charles Granville Bruce (1866–1939) by George Percy Jacomb-Hood, 1913 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bruce, Charles Granville (1866–1939), army officer and mountaineer, was born in London on 7 April 1866, the youngest son of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895), politician, and his second wife, Nora Creina Blanche (d. 1897), youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Napier...

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Bury, Charles Kenneth Howard- (1883–1963), mountaineer and army officer, was born at Charleville Castle, King's county, Ireland, on 15 August 1883, the only son of Captain Kenneth Howard-Bury (1846–1885), army officer, and his wife, Lady Emily Alfreda Julia (1856–1931), youngest daughter of Charles William Bury, ...

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Arthur John Butler (1844–1910) by Frederick Hollyer ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler, Arthur John (1844–1910), Italian scholar and mountaineer, born at Putney, Surrey, on 21 June 1844, was the eldest of the six children of William John Butler (1818–1894), at that time curate of Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey, but best-known as the dean of ...

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Cameron, Una May (1904–1987), mountaineer, was born at Rutherford House, West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland, on 6 May 1904, one of twin girls, the daughter of Ewen Cameron, landed proprietor, and his wife, Jeanie Dewar. The family was Scottish by descent, and its fortune was based on whisky. In adulthood this wealth enabled ...