Last Name Ferguson
First Name Richard Saul
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Birth Date 1837
Death Date 1900
Gender m
Biographical Notes Ferguson was an antiquary who wrote extensively on the Lake District. His works on Cumberland and Westmorland were later published by the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological Society. He was commissioned to act as an editor of the projected Victoria country history of Cumberland shortly before his death.
Biographical Annotation Richard Saul Ferguson was born in Carlisle and educated at Cambridge. He earned a BA, MA, and LLM, and practiced law in London for several years before returning to settle in Carlisle, where he devoted much of his spare time to the study of antiquities. During these years he published several histories, as well as an account of his 1871-2 tour of Egypt, Australia, and America. He was a respected member of his community, and was eventually appointed chancellor of the diocese. He was also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Royal Archaeological Institute. [info from ODNB]
Nationality English
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Resident In the Lake District Yes
Resident In London Yes
Resident Outside UK No
Travel Outside UK Yes
Birthplace Carlisle