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Charles Tilstone Beke


Traveller, geographer, and author. Travelled in Abyssinia, 1840–3 and 1866; Syria and Palestine, 1861–2; and to Mount Sinai and the Red Sea, 1874. Attempted to reconcile geological discoveries with Biblical events and locations. A business associate of Blyth Brothers, Mauritius, 1853–9. Resident of Bromley, Kent, in 1874.


Lagesse 1982, p. 113



Lagesse, Marcelle. 1982. Blyth Brothers and Company Limited, 1830–1980. Cassis, Mauritius: M. Coquet.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.