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Allibone, Samuel Austin

Martin J. Manning.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 754 words.

Allibone, Samuel Austin (17 April 1816–02 September 1889), lexicographer and librarian, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family record is sketchy; genealogical records indicate...

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Best, Richard Irvine

Rolf Baumgarten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1233 words.

Best, Richard Irvine (1872–1959), philologist and bibliographer, was born at 3 Bishop Street, Derry, on 17 January 1872, the son of Henry Best (who was of English descent), an excise...

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Butler, Edward Dundas

Lóránt Czigány.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 495 words.

Butler, Edward Dundas (1842–1919), linguist and librarian, was born on 15 October 1842 at 6 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, the son of Thomas Butler and his wife, Jane Isabella, née North....

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Turner, William Wadden

Martin J. Manning.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1431 words.

Turner, William Wadden (23 October 1810–29 November 1859), philologist and librarian, was born in London, England, the son of Robert Wadden Turner, a contractor and lumber merchant, and...

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Wheeler, William Adolphus

William M. Grealish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 788 words.

Wheeler, William Adolphus (14 November 1833–28 October 1874), lexicographer, bibliographer, and librarian, was born in Leicester, Massachusetts, the son of Amos Dean Wheeler, a Unitarian...

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Wheelocke, Abraham

Alastair Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2850 words.

Wheelocke, Abraham (c. 1593–1653), linguist and librarian, was born in the parish of Whitchurch in Shropshire. He was brought up at Loppington in the same county, and remained deeply...

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