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Abbot, John (1751–1840?), naturalist and artist

Marcus B. Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Natural History. 1172 words.

Abbot, John (1751–1840?), naturalist and artist, born at Bennet Street, St James, London, on 1 June 1751, was the second of the five children of John Abbot (d. 1787), a prosperous attorney,...

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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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Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

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Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education; Prints and Printmaking. 719 words.

Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver, was born at Buckington, Warwickshire. He was educated at Eton between 1530 and 1536, and subsequently at the King's Hall,...

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Addison

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 112 words.

Born 13 June 1945; s of 3rd Viscount Addison and Kathleen Amy, d of Rt Rev. and Rt Hon. J. W. C. Wand, PC, KCVO; m 1st, ...

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agate

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Science and Mathematics.

A hard gemstone used in the construction of spatula blades. They are used for mixing tooth-coloured materials because of their resistance to abrasion and their ability not to cause...

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Akeley, Carl Ethan

Eleanor F. Wedge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Natural History; Engineering and Technology. 1175 words.

Akeley, Carl Ethan (19 May 1864–17 November 1926), taxidermist, naturalist, and inventor, was born near Clarendon, New York, the son of Daniel Webster Akeley and Julia Glidden, farmers. In...

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Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?), naturalist and watercolour painter

Peter Osborne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1066 words.

Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?), naturalist and watercolour painter, may have been born somewhere in the German states to a family named Weiss. Nothing is known of his early life, although he...

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Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm (1905–1983), painter and gardener

Anne Whiteman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Agriculture and Farming. 863 words.

Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm (1905–1983), painter and gardener, was born near Woolwich, London, on 26 July 1905, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Major John...

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Alexander, Prof. Paul

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Education; Architecture; Art. 102 words.

PhD

Born Brighton, 20 Dec. 1960; s of Reginald and Iris Alexander; partner, Prof. Lynn Faith Gladden, qv

Professor of Radio Astronomy, University...

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