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Trevor-Battye, Aubyn, 1855-1922

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Personal name headingTrevor-Battye, Aubyn, 1855-1922
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Variant(s)Battye, Aubyn Trevor-, 1855-1922
Birth date18550717
Death date1922-12
Place of birthHever (England)
Place of deathLas Palmas (Canary Islands)
AffiliationBritish Ornithologists' Union
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Profession or occupationNaturalists Travelers
Found inIce-bound on Kolguev, 1895: t.p. (Aubyn Trevor-Battye)
LC in RLIN, Dec. 7, 2005 (hdg.: Trevor-Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort, 1855- ; usage: Aubyn Trevor-Battye)
Who was who, 1916-1928 (Trevor-Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort; d. Dec. 20, 1922)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, via WWW, September 12, 2014 (Battye, Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor- (1855-1922); traveller and naturalist; born at Hever, Kent, on 17 July 1855; son of William Wilberforce Battye and Harriet Dorothea Meade-Waldo; his father was a descendant of Sir John Trevor, and in 1883 succeeded to the Trevor estates at Tingrith (Bedfordshire) and Little Hampden (Buckinghamshire); on his father's death in 1890, his mother and her children assumed the name of Trevor-Battye; he graduated with a BA pass degree in 1887 from Christ Church, Oxford; he travelled widely, pursuing his amateur interests in ornithology, fishing, and hunting big game; he also wrote short stories, republished as Pictures in Prose of Nature, Wild Sport, and Humble Life (1894); he was a member of the British Ornithologists' Union, a fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Trevor-Battye undertook a private expedition to Kolguyev Island in northern Russia in 1894; Trevor-Battye wrote Ice-Bound on Kolguev (1895), describing his investigations on the island, and A Northern Highway of the Tsar (1898), recounting his difficult return; Trevor-Battye joined Sir Martin Conway's expedition to Spitsbergen in 1896 as zoologist; he explored Crete in 1908 and 1909, describing his travels in Camping in Crete (1913); after the First World War Trevor-Battye continued to write and to attend meetings of the Royal Geographical Society; he died at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, on 19 or 20 December 1922; his writings included five books, a contribution to another, and over twenty papers in ornithological or geographical journals)
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