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Boevey, James

M. H. Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Philosophy. 1571 words.

Boevey, James (1622–1696), merchant and philosopher, was born at 6 a.m. on 7 May 1622 at Mincing Lane, in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-East, London, the first of two children of Andreas...

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Brook, Abraham

Robert Harrison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Publishing. 358 words.

Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher, of unknown parentage, was the author of Miscellaneous experiments and remarks on electricity, the air pump, and the...

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Lane, Timothy

Paola Bertucci.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Pharmacology. 606 words.

Lane, Timothy (1734–1807), apothecary and natural philosopher, was born in June 1734 in London, the elder son of the two sons and three daughters of Timothy Lane (1705–1741), apothecary and...

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Six, James

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 482 words.

Six, James (1730–1793), silk weaver and natural philosopher, was born in Canterbury, Kent, on 30 January 1730, and baptized there in the Walloon church on 26 February. He was the son of...

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Williams, Jonathan

John C. Fredriksen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Organization and Management of Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1111 words.

Williams, Jonathan (26 May 1750–16 May 1815), merchant, lay scientist, and first superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan...

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