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Anderson, Alfred (1896–2005), joiner and soldier

John M. MacKenzie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Art Forms; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 1041 words.

Anderson, Alfred (1896–2005), joiner and soldier, was born on 25 June 1896 at 20 Kinloch Street, Dundee, the third son of Andrew Anderson (1864–1945) and his wife, Christina, née Emmerson...

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Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian

Christopher Hamlin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 734 words.

Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian, was the son of William Austin, medical practitioner, of Bloomsbury Square, London. Two sisters and at least one brother survived...

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Corfield, William Henry (1843–1903), sanitarian

D'A. Power.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 963 words.

Corfield, William Henry (1843–1903), sanitarian, born on 14 December 1843 at Shrewsbury, was the eldest son of Thomas Corfield, chemist, and his wife, Jane Brown. Educated at Cheltenham...

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Greene, Francis Vinton

David F. Trask.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1096 words.

Greene, Francis Vinton (27 June 1850–15 May 1921), army officer and business executive, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of General George Sears Greene (1801–1899) and Martha...

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Innes, John (1829–1904), property developer, and philanthropist

Jenny West.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 953 words.

Innes, John (1829–1904), property developer, and philanthropist, was born on 20 January 1829 in Hampstead, Middlesex, and baptized on 23 February 1829 at All Souls, St Marylebone, the sixth...

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Levitt, Abraham

James M. Smallwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Social and Cultural History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1304 words.

Levitt, Abraham (01 July 1880–20 August 1962), lawyer and housing contractor, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Rabbi Louis Levitt and Nellie (maiden name unknown), immigrants from...

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Meyrick, Sir George Eliott Tapps-Gervis-, third baronet (1827–1896), landowner and developer

Richard Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 847 words.

Meyrick, Sir George Eliott Tapps-Gervis-, third baronet (1827–1896), landowner and developer, was born at Dover on 1 September 1827, the only son among the four children of Sir George...

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Porter, David (1746/7–1819), chimney sweep, social reformer, and property developer

Sonia W. Addis-Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1968 words.

Porter, David (1746/7–1819), chimney sweep, social reformer, and property developer, was the son of Stephen Porter (1727/8–1766), an itinerant country chimney sweep from Peterborough. His...

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Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian

W. W. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Medicine and Health. 647 words.

Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian, was born on 10 October 1790 at Bexley, Kent, one of several children of William Augustin Sayer and his wife, Anne; his grandfather...

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Steer, Bartholomew (bap. 1568, d. 1597?), carpenter and rebel

John Walter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Architecture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 741 words.

Steer, Bartholomew (bap. 1568, d. 1597?), carpenter and rebel, was baptized on 25 July 1568 at Hampton Poyle, Oxfordshire, the son of John Steer (d. 1616) and his wife, Mary (d. 1579)....

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