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Butler, Ellis Parker

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1070 words.

Butler, Ellis Parker (05 December 1869–13 September 1937), author and humorist, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, the eldest of eight children of Audley Gazzam Butler, a pork packer, and Adela...

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Farley, James Lewis

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 851 words.

Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the...

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Grahame, Kenneth

Peter Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Literature. 2968 words.

Grahame, Kenneth (1859–1932), writer and secretary of the Bank of England, was born on 8 March 1859 at 32 Castle Street, Edinburgh, the second son and third of four children of James...

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Imlay, Gilbert

Michael T. Davis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Business and Management; Literature. 1073 words.

Imlay, Gilbert (1754–1828), land speculator and author, was born on 9 February 1754 in Monmouth county, New Jersey, the son of Peter Imlay, landowner. His upbringing remains obscure but it...

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Jefferies, Joyce

Robert Tittler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 908 words.

Jefferies, Joyce (c. 1570–1650), moneylender and diarist, was probably born at Ham or Home Castle, Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, the only child of Henry Jefferies (d. in or before...

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Lawson, James

Ali Lang-Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Insurance; Journalism. 734 words.

Lawson, James (09 November 1799–24 March 1880), editor, author, and insurance broker, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Lawson, a merchant. His mother’s identity is not known....

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Montgomery, Sir Robert, of Skelmorlie, fifth baronet

C. A. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Business and Management; Literature. 482 words.

Montgomery, Sir Robert, of Skelmorlie, fifth baronet (1680–1731), property speculator and author in America, was born at Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire, the son of Sir James Montgomery of...

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Pfennig

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Financial Institutions and Services.

(plural Pfennige)

A former monetary unit of Germany worth one hundredth of a Deutschmark (until 2002).

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ring

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Financial Institutions and Services.

1 A group of dealers or speculators who seek to monopolize a segment of a market in order to push prices up or down. Rings in commodity markets have frequently been formed.

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Roby, John

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Literature. 1090 words.

Roby, John (1793–1850), writer and banker, was born in Wigan, Lancashire, on 5 January 1793 and baptized on 30 January in St Paul's Independent Chapel, Standishgate, Wigan, the youngest...

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