Leonard Cottrell, The Mountains of Pharaoh:
Colonel Richard Howard-Vyse, son of General Richard Vyse . . . came of
a military family with a country seat at Stoke, in Buckinghamshire.
From his writings he appears to have been a man of cultivation, though
somewhat deficient in humour and - one suspects - rather a martinet. . . .
General Sir Richard Howard-Vyse, descendant of the Colonel, tells me
that the great pyramid-explorer was better at archaeology than
soldiering, and was `rather a trial to his family'.
Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid:
Colonel Howard-Vyse, son of General Richard Vyse . . . was a martinet
with little humor . . . A trial to his family, who were pleased to
have him away from the country seat in Buckinghamshire, . . .
Zecharia Sitchin, FATE, July 1993:
. . . A British Colonel by name of Howard Vyse, a black sheep of a
prominent family who was sent away to cruise the Mediterranean . . .