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Abbott, Col Herbert Edward Stacy

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 150 words.

CBE 1919; DSO 1896, late RE, retired

Born Calcutta, 6 April 1855; s of late Gen. H. E. S. Abbott, Bengal Infantry; m 1881, Mary, ...

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Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet

Robert Steele.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1222 words.

Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet (1827–1902), chemist and explosives expert, was born on 17 July 1827 at Woolwich, the eldest son of Johann Leopold Abel (1795–1871), a music...

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Aberconway

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 216 words.

Born 16 April 1913; e s of 2nd Baron Aberconway, CBE, LLD and Christabel (d 1974), y d of Sir Melville Macnaghten, CB; ...

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Abernethy, Alexander

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 3 words.

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Abernethy family

C. A. McGladdery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 844 words.

Abernethy family (per. c. 1260–c. 1465), landowners, is of obscure origins, but was certainly a native Scottish family rather than of Norman descent. Orm of Abernethy was a...

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Abernethy, Laurence

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 3 words.

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abortion

Robert Sallares.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Technology. 329 words.

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Acland, Engr-Rear-Adm. Edward Leopold Dyke

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 67 words.

CB 1937; MVO 1913

Born 7 Dec. 1878; e s of late Rev. Henry Dyke Acland and Adelaide, d of late Richard Vaughan Davis; m...

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Adair, John

Charles W. J. Withers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Cartography; World History. 1491 words.

Adair, John (1660–1718), geographer and cartographer, was born on 2 September 1660 in Leith, Scotland. Nothing is known of his parents or his early education. The first firm reference to...

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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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