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Augustus Henry Lane Fox (1827–1880)
Augustus Henry Pitt-Rivers (1880–1900)


Archaeologist and anthropologist. Educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1845. Became interested in archaeology during his military career and after 1867 concentrated on field excavation. Inspector of ancient monuments, 1882. FRS 1876. Adopted the name Pitt-Rivers in 1880 when he inherited a large estate, Rushmore, in Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire.


DNB s.v. Pitt-Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane Fox

ODNB s.v. Pitt-Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane Fox


DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

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.