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Ashby, Alexander of

A. G. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 357 words.

Ashby, Alexander of (1148/1154–1208/1214), prior of Canons Ashby, poet, and religious writer, appears in records of the Augustinian priory at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere...

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Bathurst, Ann

Sylvia Bowerbank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 840 words.

Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet, is of unknown parentage. What little is known of her origins is found in the eight-page autobiography...

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Betson, Thomas

W. N. M. Beckett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Religious Studies. 778 words.

Betson, Thomas (d. 1516), librarian, religious author, and compiler, is first recorded at Cambridge University, where he had studied civil law for two and a half years, canon law for two...

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Brown, John

James E. Crimmins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Literature. 2953 words.

Brown, John (1715–1766), author and moralist, was born on 5 November 1715 in Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of the Revd John Brown (1677–1763), from Cockburnspath in Berwickshire, and...

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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas

Joseph Gross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Literature; Publishing. 201 words.

Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London,...

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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann

Joanne Wilkes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Alternative Belief Systems. 1181 words.

Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural, was born in Borough Green, Kent, on 20 September 1790, the daughter of John Stevens (1758–1833), a...

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Crowley, Aleister [formerly Edward Alexander]

Ronald Decker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 2056 words.

Crowley, Aleister [formerly Edward Alexander] (1875–1947), author and occultist, was born on 12 October 1875 at 30 Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the elder child of Emily...

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Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy

Maria Luddy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 651 words.

Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy (1890–1969), writer and medium, was born on 24 January 1890 at 17 St Patrick's Place, Cork city, the fifth of eleven children of Dr (William E.) Ashley Cummins,...

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Dougall, Lily

Elisabeth Jay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Religious Studies. 518 words.

Dougall, Lily (1858–1923), novelist and religious author, younger daughter of John Dougall and his wife, Elizabeth Redpath, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 16 April 1858 and privately...

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Joel Myerson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education; Philosophy. 4989 words.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (25 May 1803–27 April 1882), lecturer and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Emerson, a Congregational minister, and Ruth Haskins. Ralph was...

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