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Adams, Dudley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Adams family

John R. Millburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1900 words.

Adams family (per. 1734–1817), makers of scientific instruments and globes, came to prominence through George Adams senior (bap. 1709, d. 1772), who was baptized on 17 April 1709 in the...

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Babbage, Henry Prevost

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Ryther, Augustine

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Prints and Printmaking; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 568 words.

Ryther, Augustine (d. 1593), map engraver and maker of scientific instruments, is of unknown origin. The Dictionary of National Biography, apparently following the Yorkshire antiquary Ralph...

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Seller, John

Laurence Worms.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Publishing. 1378 words.

Seller, John (bap. 1632, d. 1697), maker of navigational instruments and chart and map seller, was baptized in London at St Katharine by the Tower on 29 December 1632, the son of Henry...

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Taylor [née Ionn], Janet

Susanna Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; World History; Travel and Holiday. 677 words.

Taylor [née Ionn], Janet (1804–1870), teacher of navigation and supplier of nautical instruments, was born on 13 May 1804 at Wolsingham, co. Durham, the sixth of eight children of the Revd...

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