Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Explore the database of all the people associated with the Pitt Rivers English collections. This gives information about their lives; their education, careers, place of residence, and their network of friends and colleagues. Select the first letter of their surname from the list below.

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B. [full version unknown], S. [full version unknown]

Badcock, [Miss] possibly Laura Medford

Baddeley, [Mrs] Welbore St.Clair

Baden-Powell, Donald Ferlys Wilson

Baden-Powell, Francis

Baden-Powell, George Smyth

Bagshawe, Thomas W. possibly Thomas Wyatt

Bainbridge & Wood

Baker, J.B.

Baker, R.J.

Baker, S.S.

Baker, Thomas

Baldwin , Albert Henry

Baldwin & Sons, A.H.

Balen, Henry

Bales, [full version unknown]

Balfour, Henry

Balfour, Lewis [sometimes spelt Louis]

Balfour, Sarah Walker Comber

Balfour, [Miss] K.

Ball, [Captain]

Ballard, [Mr] possibly Charles

Bankes, George

Banks, Joseph

Banks, Mary MacLeod

Banks Brothers, Messrs


Barbeau, Frederic Charles Joseph Marius

Barber, Giles Gaudard

Barber, W.

Barber, W. from J. Hynam's London

Barkentin and Krall

Barnes, Alfred Schwartz

Barnes, [Mr][full version unknown]

Barnet, J.

Barnett, T.G. probably Thomas G.

Barnwell, Foote

Barrett, Alfred

Barrett, Charles Raymond Booth

Barrett, Joseph

Barrett [1], Joseph

Barrett-Lennard, Anna Meredith

Barrow, William

Barry, John Alexander

Barter, [Mr][full version unknown]

Bartlett, Hannah Maria

Barwell, James

Bassano Ltd

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments shop

Bateman, A.

Bateman, F.H.

Bateman, J.

Bateman, [full version unknown] [probably not other Batemans]

Bather, Francis Arthur

Battersby, Caryl James

Batty, Beatrice Braithwaite

Bayfield, T.G.

Bayley & Blew

Bayzand, Charles J.

Beale and Sons, Joshua

Beard, Charles Relly

Beasley, Albert H.

Beasley, Harry Geoffrey

Beasley, Irene Marguerite

Beck? , [full version unknown] could be J.

Becket, James

Beckit , [Mr][full version unknown] possibly Henry Oliver

Bedford, R.H.

Beeson, Cyril Frederick Cherrington

Beevor, Hugh Reeve

Begg, E.J. probably Elsie J.

Belcher, [Mrs][full version unknown]

Bell, Alexander James Montgomerie

Bell, Archibald Colquhoun

Bell, [Miss] E.C.

Bell & Black

Bell and Co. / ?R. Bell & Co.

Bellamy, F.A. [probably Frank Arthur]

Bellman-Horton, [Mrs][full version unknown]

Benda, Kovena

Bennett, F.H.

Berkeley, Alice

Berkeley, Hubert

Berkeley, Wolstan Edward Francis

Berney-Ficklin, [[full version unknown but probably Philip]

Berry, Henry

Berthon, Henry Edward

Best Products Ltd.

Bewick and Alex Bewick Blackburn

Biba Ltd.

Bicknell, E. Elizabeth

Biden, [Colonel] possibly Horatio

Bidwell, Edward

Bidwell, T.J.

Billington, Dora


Bingham, Cyril Hugh

Binney, E.H.

Birch Reynardson, William John

Birch-Reynardson, John

Bishop, L.G.

Bishop, Walter William

Bishop & Co., John

Blackman, Winifred Susan

Blackwood, Beatrice Mary

Blackwood or King, [full version unknown][Mrs James][aka Mrs King] possibly Mary

Blagrave, George

Blagrave [George Blagrave's father], [full version unknown]

Blake, [Miss] [full version unknown]

Blakiston, Herbert Edward Douglas

Blanch & Son, John

Bland , Laura Emily

Bland & Weller, A.

Blaydon, [Mr][full version unknown]

Blews and Sons, W.

Bligh, William

Blinkhorns of Banbury

Blonde, Nicholas

Bodleian Library

Bolton, [Mr][full version unknown]

Bombay Emporium

Bompas, Harold Buckland

Bond, Cecil Earl

Bond, Henry

Bond, Thomas

Bone, Brian

Borrer, Charles Alexander

Bosanquet, Eustace Fulcrand

Botanic Garden University of Oxford

Bourne, Gilbert Charles

Bournemouth Central Workers' Club

Bowden, [Miss] L.A.

Bowditch, Kenneth

Bowen, Bernard

Bowen, Emanuel

Bowle, John

Bowles, R.

Bowly, William

Bowly, [Miss] F.B.

Bowman, Herbert Lister

Bradford, John Spencer Purvis

Bradford, Patience

Bradford, [Misses][full versions unknown]

Bradley or Brady

Bradshaw, Mary

Bramble, [Mrs][full version unknown]

Brander , [Martin] & [Thomas] Potts

BrasilConnects Office

Braun Melsungen AG

Brenchley, Charles George Bristow

Brent, Cecil

Brereton , [family][full versions unknown]

Bressan or Jaillard, Peter or Pierre

Brewer, [Mrs][full version unknown]

Brewster, David

Brice, Walter Charles

Bridges, Geoffrey J.

Bridges, John

Bridgman or Bridgeman, James

Brightmore, John H.

Brindley Heath Potteries

Bristow, C.C.

British Association [for the Advancement of Science], Committee of the / Council of the

British Medical Association

British Museum, Trustees

British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association

British Pullmatch Match Co. Ltd

British Telecom

British W Made

Broadhead and Co.

Broadwood and Son, John

Brock , Mr [full version unknown]

Brocock Ltd.

Bromley School of Art

Brooke, W.J.

Brooke, [Mrs] [full version unknown] possibly Jane

Brooks, J.H.

Brooks, Sheila

Brooks, Sue

Broughton-Tyrell Dental Laboratory

Browell, A.V.

Brown, Albert Wiliiam

Brown, Edward

Brown, Frederick J.

Brown, Horace Tabberer

Brown, James

Brown, John Howard

Brown, R.

Brown, T.J.

Brown, [Mr][full version unknown]

Brownjohn, Caroline

Brownjohn, John

Browns [or] ? Browne

Bruerton, A.E.

Brunnschweiler & Co (ABC)., A.

Brunton, Carmela

Bryan, H.C.J.

Bryant and May

Bryce, James

Bubb, Evelyn Maude

Bubear, [Mr] possibly William

Buchanan, Florence

Buchinger, Joseph

Buck, Edward

Buck, Jane

Buck, Margaret

Buck and Hickman Ltd, Messrs

Buckland, Frank Trevelyan

Buckland, William

Buckley, Francis

Buller, Walter Lawry

Bullock, Elizabeth Anne

Bullock, Jonathan

Bullock, [Miss] M.E. possibly Margaret Emily

Bullock & Co., W.

Buonand, R.

Burchell, Anna

Burchell, James Percy Tufnell

Burchell, William John

Burdett, [Mrs] W.

Burgess, William

Burroughs Wellcome & Co.

Burrows, S.D. [probably Sydney D. Burrows]

Burrows, [Miss][probably Christine Mary Elizabeth]

Burrows, [Mrs][full version unknown]

Busby, Gordon

Busby, John

Busby [father of Gordon Busby], [?Mr][full version unknown]

Busby [grandfather of Gordon Busby], [?Mr][full version unknown]

Bushnell, Arthur John de Havilland

Butcher , [sisters][full versions unknown]

Butler, Patricia M.

Butler, [Mrs] M.

Butler and Co., George

Butterfield, William Ruskin

Buxton, Denis Alfred Jex

Buxton, Elspeth

Buxton, Henry W.

Buxton, Jean Carlile

Buxton, Leonard Halford Dudley

Buxton, Ronald Carlile

Buxton, [Lady][probably Catherine Anne Buxton nee Gurney or possibly Lady Victoria Buxton nee Noel]

Individual's Details

Henry Balfour

Career Academic / Anthropologist / Archaeologist / Museum Professional / Traveller / Natural Historian / Writer

Biography Worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum from 1885, Curator of the Museum from 1891 until 1939 when he died. In 1904 he was appointed research fellow at Exeter College. In 1887 he married Edith Marie Louise, they had one son. President of the Royal Anthropological Institute in 1904, the Museums Association in 1909, Folklore Society in 1923-4 and Royal Geographical Society from 1936-8 and Prehistoric Society of East Anglia [later Prehistoric Society]. Elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1924. In 1935 the University of Oxford conferred on him the title of Professor. He lived at Langley Lodge, Headington in Oxford. [Alison Petch [as part of 'The Other Within' project 2006-9] 04/12/2006]

Biography References http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30557 / Who was Who 2007 / Clare Hopkins, Trinity College, Oxford

Clubs & Societies Ashmolean [Natural History] Society / British Association for the Advancement of Science / Royal Anthropological Institute [& earlier manifestations] / Royal Geographical Society / Museums Association / Oxford University Anthropological Society / Zoological Society / Royal Society / Folklore Society

County Too many counties to list

Relationship Maker / Field Collector / Other Owner / PRM Source

Archaeological or Ethnographic Archaeology Ethnography Other Photographs

Collected around 1939

Date made around 1939

Dates active 1863-1939

Donated around 1939

Owned 1939

English collections Too varied to list

Oxford Uni College Trinity College & Fellow at Exeter College

Oxford Uni Education Yes

Oxford Uni date 1882? - 1885

Oxford based Yes

Date in Oxford ?1882 - 1939

Portrait link http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30557

English collection size 3315

Connections W.C.F. Anderson possibly William Cliffe Foley Anderson / Stephen Thomas Aveling / ?. Bales / Miss K. Balfour / Sarah Walker Comber Balfour / A. Bateman / Beatrice Braithwaite Batty / Mr Beckit / Alexander James Montgomerie Bell / Edward ?John Bidwell / Winifred Susan Blackman / George Blagrave & his father / William Burgess / Miller possibly Robert Miller Christy / Mrs. Collett / H.C. possibly Henry C. Collyer / Louis Colville Gray Clarke / Mr. Corby / J. Cossar / George Claridge Druce / W. Evetts could be William Evetts / Cecil Vincent Goddard / Roderick W. Gordon / William Graham / ? Gray / Francis Llewellyn Griffith / Benjamin Harrison / Thomas Herbert / Lord Herschell [two possible matches] either Richard Farrer Herschel or Farrer Herschel / E.A.B. Hill (of Messrs Hill & Son) / ?. Hitchings / Edwin Hollis / George Kettle / James Rutland / Edward Lovett / Charles Lund / James Reid Moir / James Edge Partington [also known as James Edge-Partington] / A. Pearson / Charles Hercules Read / William Roberts / Alfred Robinson / James Rutland / William Simmonds / Worthington George Smith / Fred Snare / Thomas William Taphouse / [Miss][full version unknown could be Mary or E.] Venables / ?Geo[rge] Wallis / A. Weston / C. Whintle / F. Wigg / Oliver H. Wild / Mrs. P. Wilkins / Mrs Robert Francis Wilkins / W.H. Williams / Mrs Yates / ?Thomas James Carter / P.A.W. / Edward Mason Wrench / E.H.W. / W. Barber / Frank Godfrey / Unknown labourer / Undergamekeeper at Brandon Park, Brandon, Suffolk / William Downing Webster / Henry Edward Abrams / Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland / William Allan / SB / Albert Henry Baldwin / Lewis Balfour / George Blagrave's father / W. Barber / Alfred Schwartz Barnes / [Mr] [full version unknown] Towney / Harry Geoffrey Beasley / Mrs Belcher / Miss EC Bell / Henry Berry / Beatrice Blackwood / Harold Buckland Bompas / Peter or Pierre Bressan or Jaillard / Evelyn Maude Bubb / Joseph Buchinger / Francis Buckley / Jim Sutton / [Mrs] M. Butler / Leonard Halford Dudley Buxton / [Mrs][full version unknown] Campbell / George Francis Carline / George Reginald Carline / Alfred Clarke / [Mrs][full version unknown] Clymer / Mr Constable / Eva Cutter / Robert Dougan / Arthur John Evans / Joan Evans / George Herbert Fowler