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Richard Henry Major (1818–1891)

Major, Richard Henry. An English historian and geographer; born in London, 1818; died there, 1891. He was connected with the British Museum Library (1844–80); honorary secretary of the Hakluyt Society 1849–58; and vice-president of the Royal Geographical Society. He wrote: ‘Life of Prince Henry of Portugal’ (1868); ‘The Discoveries of Prince Henry and their Results’ (1877); edited ‘Select Letters of Christopher Columbus’ (1847); etc.