H W Seton-Karr

Collector associated with geological and stone tool collections, soldier, game hunter

Heywood Walter Seton-Karr (1859-1938) was educated at Eton College and the University of Oxford, following which he undertook military training at Sandhurst. Whilst on military service in Egypt, Seton-Karr discovered in the eastern desert the ancient flint mines whose location had been lost. The flint strata had been excavated into the cliff face, and he collected stone tools and geological specimens of several periods, which he subsequently donated to Liverpool Museum and St Helens Museum, together with stone tools from elsewhere in Africa and Europe.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Karnataka: Belgaum
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: City of Westminster: Paddington
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

3 item(s) from the Ancient Egypt collection related to H W Seton-Karr

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