Heywood Walter 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 Oriel College, the University of Oxford; followed by military training at Sandhurst. Whilst on military service in Egypt, Seton-Karr discovered in the eastern desert the ancient flint mines (Wadi el-Sheikh) reported in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute 27 (1897). The flint strata had been excavated into the cliff face, and he collected stone tools and geological specimens of several periods, which he subsequently sold to Liverpool Museum in 1897. The director of the museum, Dr Henry Ogg Forbes, wrote an article about the objects in the ‘Bulletin of the Liverpool Museums’, 1900, pp. 77-115.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    1859-06-02
  • Place of birth
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Karnataka: Belgaum
  • Died
    1938-01-13
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: City of Westminster: Paddington
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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