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Bicheno, James Ebenezer

A. G. L. Shaw.

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; Literature. 554 words.

Bicheno, James Ebenezer (1785–1851), author and colonial official, was born on 25 January 1785 at Newbury, Berkshire, the only surviving son of James Bicheno (d. 1831), a well-to-do Baptist...

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Bollan, William

Ronald Lettieri.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1167 words.

Bollan, William (1710?–1782), colonial agent and lawyer, was born in England and emigrated from there to America while a teenager. He pursued a legal career by studying as an apprentice...

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Bourinot, Sir John George

Margaret A. Banks.

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; Literature. 1067 words.

Bourinot, Sir John George (1836–1902), author and civil servant in Canada, was born on 24 October 1836 at The Esplanade, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the eldest of the eleven children...

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Buchan, John, first Baron Tweedsmuir

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 7350 words.

Buchan, John, first Baron Tweedsmuir (1875–1940), author, publisher, and governor-general of Canada, was born at Perth on 26 August 1875, the eldest child in the family of four sons and one...

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Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1258 words.

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in...

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Carter, Landon

Rhys Isaac.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1615 words.

Carter, Landon (18 August 1710–22 December 1778), patriot and diarist, was born in Lancaster County, Virginia, the son of Robert “King” Carter, a planter-merchant member of the King’s...

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Dickinson, John

Elaine K. Ginsberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2553 words.

Dickinson, John (08 November 1732–14 February 1808), statesman and political pamphleteer, was born in Talbot County, Maryland, the son of Samuel Dickinson, a plantation owner and merchant,...

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Downer, Silas

John K. Alexander.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1003 words.

Downer, Silas (16 July 1729–15 December 1785), scrivener and lawyer, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Downer and Phebe Bishop, farmers. The family soon moved to...

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Franklin, Benjamin

J. A. Leo Lemay.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Literature; Publishing. 13091 words.

Franklin, Benjamin (06 January 1706–17 April 1790), natural philosopher and writer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the Congregational Old South Church, where the Reverend...

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Gilbert, (Arthur) Stuart Ahluwalia Stronge

Amanda Hopkinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1240 words.

Gilbert, (Arthur) Stuart Ahluwalia Stronge (1883–1969), Indian civil servant, translator, and literary scholar, was born on 25 October 1883 in Kelvedon Hatch, near Brentwood, Essex, the...

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