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Adam, Gordon Johnston

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Architecture; Art. 185 words.

PhD

Born 28 March 1934; s of John Craig Adam and Deborah Armstrong Johnston; m 1973, Sarah Jane Seely; one s

Member (Lab) North East Region,...

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Addy, Mark Anthony (1840–1890), boatman and life-saver

John Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1085 words.

Addy, Mark Anthony (1840–1890), boatman and life-saver, was born at 2 Stage Buildings, The Parsonage, Manchester, on 13 April 1840, the sixth of eight children of Mark Addy (1801–1865), a...

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Allen, Edward Tyson

Veronica June Bruce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1162 words.

Allen, Edward Tyson (26 December 1875–27 May 1942), forester and conservationist, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Oscar Dana Allen, a professor of analytical chemistry at the...

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Allen, William (1770–1843), philanthropist and scientist

Leslie Stephen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics. 1433 words.

Allen, William (1770–1843), philanthropist and scientist, was born on 29 August 1770 at Stewart Street, the Old Artillery Ground, Spitalfields, London, the eldest of the six sons of Job...

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Ames, Blanche Ames

Jacqueline Van Voris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 730 words.

Ames, Blanche Ames (18 February 1878–01 March 1969), artist and women's rights activist, artist and women’s rights activist, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Adelbert...

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Ancient Epidemics

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 9088 words.

This chapter begins with human and animal sacrifices to appease the gods during pestilence, but shows that such acts were extremely rare and, when they occurred, quickly disappeared or...

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Andrews, Elizabeth Mary Nesbit

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Social and Cultural History. 150 words.

PhD; MBE 2006

Born Birmingham, 13 June 1942; d of Dermot Knox Lloyd Nesbit Evans and Mary Elizabeth Evans (née Ellison); m 1st, 1972, Major Rodney Thomas Elliott...

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Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Palaeontology; Social and Cultural History. 1096 words.

Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving...

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Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Probability and Statistics. 934 words.

Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle...

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Argyle, (John) Michael (1925–2002), social psychologist

Andrew M. Colman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Psychology. 851 words.

Argyle, (John) Michael (1925–2002), social psychologist, was born on 11 August 1925 at 2 First Avenue, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, the only child of George Edgar Argyle, a schoolmaster, and...

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