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George Nathaniel Curzon: Superior Geographer

A. S. Goudie
The Geographical Journal
Vol. 146, No. 2 (Jul., 1980), pp. 203-209
Published by: geographicalj
DOI: 10.2307/632861
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/632861
Page Count: 8
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Abstract

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.

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