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Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890



  • Existence: 1821 - 1890


Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat; born on March 19, 1821 in Torquay, Devon, England; died on October 20, 1890 in Trieste, Austria-Hungary; a captain in the army of the East India Company; led an expedition to Lake Tanganyika for the Royal Geographical Society; attended Trinity College, Oxford, but did not graduate.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Isabel Burton banking correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236538]
Identifier: MSS SC 208
Scope and Contents

Business file of ALS's collected by Lady Burton's banker, George Holme of the London Joint Stock Bank, London.

Dates: 1876-1887

Sir Richard Francis and Lady Isabel Burton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 48
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, a portrait of Burton, and an autograph book. The items are both to and from Richard Burton and his wife, Isabel Arundel Burton. The materials deal largely with personal matters including Richard Burton's visit of the Mormons in Utah.

Dates: 1855-1890

Greek inscriptions from Syria

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231190916]
Identifier: MSS SC 206
Scope and Contents

170 Greek inscriptions copied from various ruins in the Hauran Mountains and the 'Alah region to the east of Hama, Syria in 1869-1871 by Charles F. Tyrwhitt Drake and Burton.

Dates: 1869-1871

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Letters 2
Archaeology 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1