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Curzon's character and manners have not always been admired either within the RGS or without, though some people, especially Younghusband, regarded him most highly. Curzon travelled widely in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, the far East, and North America, his most outstanding explorations being those in the Karakoram and Pamir mountains. He encouraged explorers like Hedin, Stein, and Huntington but enraged Amundsen. His work in political geography, particularly that on frontiers, and his enthusiasm for geography at Oxford, were both notable. He transformed the RGS, presiding over its move to Lowther Lodge and supporting the admission of lady fellows.
The Geographical Journal © 1980 The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)