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Franks, Sir Augustus Wollastonlocked

(b Geneva, March 20, 1826; d London, May 21, 1897).


English museum curator and writer. (All objects mentioned are in London, BM.) He spent his early years abroad, mainly in Geneva and Rome, and was then educated at Eton College in Berkshire (1839–43) and Trinity College, Cambridge (1845–9), where he was a founder-member of the Cambridge Architectural Society and a member of the Antiquarian Society. In the year of his graduation he published ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)