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Billings, John Shaw

James H. Cassedy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2375 words.

Billings, John Shaw (12 April 1838–11 March 1913), army medical officer, library organizer, and public health activist, was born near Allensville, Indiana, the son of James Billings, a...

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Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist

Alan G. Crosby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health; Banking; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1178 words.

Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist, the sixth child of Henry Chetham (c.1540–1603) of Crumpsall Hall, near Manchester, and his wife, Jane (c.1542–1616),...

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Fellowes

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Banking; Social and Cultural History. 7 words.

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Folger, Henry Clay

Kathleen Lynch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1528 words.

Folger, Henry Clay (18 June 1857–11 June 1930), industrialist, book collector, and philanthropist, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Clay Folger, a dealer in wholesale millinery,...

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Rich, Obadiah

Richard Hollinger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 867 words.

Rich, Obadiah (1783–20 January 1850), diplomat and book dealer, was born in Truro, Massachusetts, the son of Obadiah Rich, a ship captain, and Salome Lombard. About 1789 his family moved to...

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Vaughan, John

Whitfield J. Bell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1360 words.

Vaughan, John (15 January 1756–30 December 1841), wine merchant, librarian, and philanthropist, was born in London, England, the son of Samuel Vaughan, a merchant in the Jamaica trade, and...

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