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Fitch, John

Neil L. York.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Metalwork. 1967 words.

Fitch, John (21 January 1743–June or July 1798), inventor and craftsman, was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Fitch and Sarah Shaler, farmers. His father came from...

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Forbes, James Staats (1823–1904), railway administrator and art connoisseur

Charles Welch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1084 words.

Forbes, James Staats (1823–1904), railway administrator and art connoisseur, was born at Aberdeen on 7 March 1823, the eldest of the six children of James Staats Forbes, a member of a...

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Fulton, Robert

C. M. Harris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Business and Management; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 3332 words.

Fulton, Robert (14 November 1765–23 February 1815), artist, engineer, and entrepreneur, was born on a farm in Little Britain (later Fulton) Township, south of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the...

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Greaves, Walter (1846–1930), boat builder and painter

Tom Pocock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1052 words.

Greaves, Walter (1846–1930), boat builder and painter, the son of Charles William Greaves, a Chelsea boat builder and waterman, and his wife, Elizabeth Greenway, was born on 4 July 1846 at...

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Huntington, Henry Edwards

William B. Friedricks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Financial Aspects of Art; Business and Management; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1395 words.

Huntington, Henry Edwards (27 February 1850–23 May 1927), urban developer, railroad executive, and book and art collector, was born in Oneonta, New York, the son of Solon Huntington, a...

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Johnston, John Taylor

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1108 words.

Johnston, John Taylor (08 April 1820–24 March 1893), railroad president and art patron, was born in New York City, the son of John Johnston, a banker, and Margaret Taylor. His parents, who...

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Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer

Jonathan Woodham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Graphic Design and Typography. 1431 words.

Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer, was born at the Louise Margaret Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, on 11 February 1917, the son of Guy Kinneir...

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Leyland, Frederick Richards (1831–1892), shipowner and art patron

Linda Merrill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1359 words.

Leyland, Frederick Richards (1831–1892), shipowner and art patron, was born on 30 September 1831 in Liverpool, the first of the three sons of John Leyland, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ann...

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McDonnell, John Beresford William

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicine and Health; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance; Architecture; Art. 232 words.

Born 26 Dec. 1940; s of Beresford Conrad McDonnell and Charlotte Mary McDonnell (née Caldwell); m 1968, Susan Virginia, d of late Wing Comdr H. M. Styles, DSO and of Audrey (...

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Meek, Marshall

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Architecture; Art. 270 words.

CBE 1989; RDI 1986; FREng, FRINA

Born 22 April 1925; s of Marshall Meek and Grace R. Smith; m 1957, Elfrida M. Cox; three d; died 7 Aug. 2013

Chairman,...

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