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GLIDDON, George Robins, archaeologist, born in Devonshire, England, in 1809; died in Panama, 16 November, 1857. At an early age he went to Alexandria, where his father was a merchant, and also United States consul. For nearly twenty-three years he resided in Egypt, and during a great part of that time served as United States vice-consul, he visited the United States, and lectured in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia on Egyptian antiquities. He was agent for the Honduras interoceanic railway at the time of his death. He wrote " A Memoir on the Cotton of Egypt" (London, 1841) ; "An Appeal to the Antiquaries of Europe on the Destruction of the Monuments of Egypt" (1841)-"Discourses on Egyptian Archaeology" (1841); "Ancient Egypt" (1850" new ed., 1853); "Types of Mankind," written in conjunction with Dr. Josiah C. Nott, which contained contributions from Agassiz and Dr. Samuel G. Morton (Philadelphia, 1854)" and "Indigenous Races of the Earth," with Dr. Nott and others (1857).
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