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us: Proctor, Robert, 1868-1903

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    • us: Proctor, R. (Robert), 1868-1903
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      Proctor, Robert George Collier, 1868-1903 Proctor, Robert, b. 1868
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    • found: Johnson, B.C. Lost in the Alps, 1985: t.p. (Robert Proctor) p. 7, etc. (b. 5-13-1868; on 12-21-03 a judge granted an order presuming Proctor's death on 9-6-03)
    • found: LC in OCLC, 8/9/89 (hdg.: Proctor, Robert George Collier, 1868-1903)
    • found: OCLC data base, 8/9/89 (hdgs.: Proctor, Robert, b. 1868; Proctor, Robert George Collier, 1868-1903; usage: Robert Proctor; R. Proctor)
    • found: Oxford DNB WWW site, 11 December, 2012 (Proctor, Robert George Collier (1868-1903), bibliographer, born at Budleigh Salterton, Devon, on 13 May 1868; family had settled at Bath as early as January 1878; in January 1881 he entered Bath College. In 1886 he won an open classical scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford; matriculated at the university in October; graduated BA in 1890. As an undergraduate, Proctor engaged in antiquarian research; a visit to Greece stimulated his archaeological interests; prepared a catalogue of the Corpus incunabula and printed books up to 1600; rearranged the incunabula at the British Museum. Lived at Wimbledon from the autumn of 1893 to the summer of 1897, when he and his mother moved to a new house at Oxshott. At the British Museum he soon became a leading expert on early typography. On 29 August 1903 he left London for a solitary walking tour in the Austrian Tyrol; reached the Taschach hut in the Pitzthal on 5 September and left to cross a glacier pass without a guide. Nothing more was heard of him; he doubtless perished in a crevasse. For the major collections of the world today 'Proctor order' is still followed; the books are arranged and described in order of country of origin, then of town, then of printer, in chronological order)
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