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Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist

Brenda J. Buchanan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Information and Communication Technologies. 1990 words.

Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist, was baptized on 24 July 1693 in the parish church of St Columb Major in Cornwall, one of four children of Philip...

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Creighton, Edward

Christopher D. Felker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Information and Communication Technologies. 1005 words.

Creighton, Edward (31 August 1820–05 November 1874), pioneer telegraph builder, banker, and philanthropist, was born in Belmont County, Ohio (near the present town of Barnesville), the son...

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Jackson, Sir Henry Bradwardine (1855–1929), naval officer and developer of wireless telegraphy

Paul G. Halpern.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Information and Communication Technologies. 2799 words.

Jackson, Sir Henry Bradwardine (1855–1929), naval officer and developer of wireless telegraphy, was born on 21 January 1855 at Barnsley, Yorkshire, the eldest son of Henry Jackson, a farmer...

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St John, Sir Oliver Beauchamp Coventry (1837–1891), political officer in India and telegraph engineer

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Information and Communication Technologies; Politics. 1178 words.

St John, Sir Oliver Beauchamp Coventry (1837–1891), political officer in India and telegraph engineer, was born at Springfield House, Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 21 March 1837, the eldest son...

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