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Brown, John (1715–1766), author and moralist

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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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural

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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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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Harrison, Ethel Bertha (1851–1916), positivist and essayist

Martha S. Vogeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 957 words.

Harrison, Ethel Bertha (1851–1916), positivist and essayist, was born at Highgate Hill, London, on 27 October 1851, the only daughter of William Harrison (1805–1883), a wealthy West India...

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Harrison, Frederic (1831–1923), positivist and author

Martha S. Vogeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Literature. 3155 words.

Harrison, Frederic (1831–1923), positivist and author, was born at 17 Euston Square, London, on 18 October 1831, the son of Frederick Harrison (1799–1881), a stockbroker whose father was a...

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Morris, Robert

Tony Fels.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Alternative Belief Systems. 1660 words.

Morris, Robert (31 August 1818–31 July 1888), Masonic lecturer and poet, according to most biographers, including his son, was born near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Morris and...

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Ripley, George

Henry Golemba.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1445 words.

Ripley, George (03 October 1802–04 July 1880), reform writer, literary reviewer, and communalist, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the son of Jerome Ripley, a businessman, and Sarah...

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Ripley, Sarah Alden Bradford

David R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Alternative Belief Systems; Education. 1043 words.

Ripley, Sarah Alden Bradford (31 July 1793–26 July 1867), scholar, Transcendentalist, and teacher of Ralph Waldo Emerson, scholar, Transcendentalist, and teacher of Ralph Waldo Emerson, was...

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Season, Henry (1693–1775), almanac writer and medical practitioner

Patrick Curry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Medicine and Health; Literature; Publishing; Alternative Belief Systems. 1066 words.

Season, Henry (1693–1775), almanac writer and medical practitioner, was born on 23 January 1693, in the village of Broomham (now Bromham), near Chippenham in Wiltshire. His mother died in...

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Thoreau, Henry David

Walter Harding.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Alternative Belief Systems; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 4076 words.

Thoreau, Henry David (12 July 1817–06 May 1862), author and naturalist, whose surname is pronounced “thorough,” was born in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of John Thoreau, a merchant and...

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