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Cheeke, William (fl. 1592–1615?), anagrammatist

Edward A. Malone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Education; Linguistics. 646 words.

Cheeke, William (fl. 1592–1615?), anagrammatist, is of obscure origin. In his only printed work he identifies himself as ‘Gulielmo Checo Durotrige’ and ‘Guil. Cheeke. Austro-Britannus’,...

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Elwyn, Alfred Langdon

Harold Farwell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Linguistics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 879 words.

Elwyn, Alfred Langdon (09 July 1804–15 March 1884), philanthropist and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Thomas Elwyn and Elizabeth Langdon, occupations unknown. His...

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Funk, Isaac Kauffman

Lloyd J. Graybar.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1576 words.

Funk, Isaac Kauffman (10 September 1839–04 April 1912), publisher and reformer, was born near Clifton, Ohio, the son of John Funk and Martha Kauffman, farmers. Funk graduated from...

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Lennie, William (1779–1852), grammarian and educational benefactor

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 252 words.

Lennie, William (1779–1852), grammarian and educational benefactor, established himself in 1802 as a teacher of English at Edinburgh, where he remained until his death. He became known for...

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Moore, Clement Clarke

Alfred H. Marks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 838 words.

Moore, Clement Clarke (15 July 1779–10 July 1863), scholar and poet, was born in New York City, the son of Benjamin Moore, a clergyman, and Charity Clarke. Moore graduated from Columbia in...

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Morgan, Edward Delmar (1840–1909), linguist and traveller

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; World History; Travel and Holiday. 483 words.

Morgan, Edward Delmar (1840–1909), linguist and traveller, born at Stratford, Essex, on 19 April 1840, was the only son of Edward John Morgan, an officer in the Madras artillery and later a...

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Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver

R. W. Burchfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Physics. 904 words.

Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver, was born in Folkestone, Kent, on 26 January 1929, the only child of Stanley William Sykes, a borough...

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Von Zedtwitz, Waldemar Konrad Anton Wilhelm Ferdinand

Alan Truscott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 1161 words.

Von Zedtwitz, Waldemar Konrad Anton Wilhelm Ferdinand (08 May 1896–05 October 1984), bridge champion and lexicographer, was born in Berlin. His father was Moritz Kurt Von Zedtwitz, a German...

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