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Clark, Abraham

Maxine N. Lurie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1316 words.

Clark, Abraham (15 February 1726–15 September 1794), surveyor, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey, the son of...

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Dowson, Sir Ernest MacLeod

Martin Bunton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1154 words.

Dowson, Sir Ernest MacLeod (1876–1950), colonial administrator and expert on land registration, was born on 19 November 1876 in India, the only son of Ernest Dowson, superintendent of the...

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Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar

Christoph v. Ehrenstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Architecture; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 5687 words.

Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732), Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect, was born on the lowland family...

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Ferguson, George Ekem

David Killingray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1110 words.

Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent, was born on 14 July 1864 at Anomabu, in the British west African colony of the Gold Coast, the surviving twin son of Robert...

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Francis Johnston

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — European History.

(1760–1829),

one of the leading architects of the early 19th century in Ireland. Trained by English architect Thomas Cooley, Johnston succeeded his tutor in the patronage of...

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Gist, Christopher

Barton H. Barbour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Native American History; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1030 words.

Gist, Christopher (1705–25 July 1759), explorer, surveyor, and Indian agent, was born in Baltimore Country, Maryland, the son of Richard Gist, a judge, and Zepporah Murray. His grandfather...

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history, architectural

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Architecture.

Many of the first architectural historians were also its first theorists (Francesco di Giorgio, known for his writings on urban planning, wrote a history of the walls of Florence (1475–92)...

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James Gandon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Regional and National History.

(1742–1823).

London-born English architect. He was apprenticed to Chambers and established his own practice c.1765. With John Woolfe (d. 1793) he produced the fourth and fifth...

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Leeds, John

Susan Hamburger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Mathematics. 1088 words.

Leeds, John (18 May 1705– March 1790), public official, surveyor, and mathematician, was born at Bay Hundred, Talbot County, Maryland, the son of Edward Leeds and Ruth Ball. Leeds,...

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McCoy, Isaac

Yasuhide Kawashima.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Architecture; Native American History; World History; Religion and Education. 1339 words.

McCoy, Isaac (13 June 1784–21 June 1846), Baptist missionary, surveyor, and U.S. Indian agent, was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of William McCoy, a clergyman. His mother’s...

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