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Adams, Henry

David R. Contosta.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2827 words.

Adams, Henry (16 February 1838–27 March 1918), historian, novelist, and critic, was born Henry Brooks Adams in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Francis Adams, a diplomat,...

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Alexander, Michael Charles

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 216 words.

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

writer

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Allen, Benedict Colin

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 190 words.

Born 1 March 1960; s of late Colin Allen and Virginia Stafford; m 2007, Lenka Flidrova; one s two d

author, adventurer, explorer and broadcaster

Br...

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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy]

Nicholas Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 959 words.

Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three...

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Armitt, Mary Louisa

Eileen Jay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Literature. 846 words.

Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside, was born at 19 Melbourne Terrace, Salford, Lancashire, on 24 September 1851. She was the youngest of...

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Arthur, Timothy Shay

Claudia Durst Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 890 words.

Arthur, Timothy Shay (06 June 1809–06 March 1885), editor, temperance crusader, and novelist, was born in Orange County, New York, the son of William Arthur and Anna Shay, occupations...

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Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Education; UK Politics. 1396 words.

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour, was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Ashley of Damerham in Hampshire, a cadet of the...

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Aston, Felicity Ann Dawn

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 188 words.

MBE 2015

Born Sevenoaks, 7 Oct. 1977; d of Richard Aston and Jacqueline Aston; m 2015, Gísli Jónsson

polar explorer, author and speaker, since 2005

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Attenborough, Sir David (Frederick)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 755 words.

OM 2005; CH 1996; Kt 1985; CVO 1991; CBE 1974; FRS 1983; FLS; FSA

Born 8 May 1926; s of late Frederick Levi Attenborough and Mary Attenborough (née Cleggs); ...

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Baker, Robert

P. E. H. Hair.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday. 607 words.

Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet, is known only through his one published writing. Possibly a relative of the Bakers of Sissinghurst who had connections with the...

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