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À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Paul Schlicke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1441 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855),...

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Ameringer, Oscar

Paul Buhle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory; Journalism. 656 words.

Ameringer, Oscar (04 August 1870–05 November 1943), humorist and socialist editor, was born in a Swabian village in Germany, the son of August Ameringer, a cabinetmaker. His mother’s maiden...

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Amhurst, Nicholas

Michael Erben.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory. 1418 words.

Amhurst, Nicholas (1697–1742), satirist and political writer, was born on 16 October 1697 at Marden, Kent, the first son of Edward Amhurst (bap. 1665, d. 1713), grazier, and grandson of...

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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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Armour, Richard Willard

David Lawrence Arnold.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 1008 words.

Armour, Richard Willard (15 July 1906–28 February 1989), educator and satirist, was born in San Pedro, California, the son of Harry Willard Armour, a drugstore owner, and Sue Wheelock. He...

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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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Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John

Warren Chernaik.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1069 words.

Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John (c. 1645–1685), satirist and conspirator, was born in Foxley, Wiltshire, the younger son of John Ayliffe (b. 1611?). He matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in...

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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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Baldwin, Joseph Glover

Merritt Moseley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 959 words.

Baldwin, Joseph Glover (21 January 1815–30 September 1864), attorney and author, was born in Friendly Grove Factory, Virginia, the son of Joseph Clarke Baldwin, a mill owner, and Eliza...

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Balfour, (Elizabeth) Jean

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 410 words.

CBE 1981; FRSE 1980; FRSA; FICFor; JP

Born 4 Nov. 1927; 2nd d of late Maj.-Gen. Sir James Syme Drew, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, and late Victoria Maxwell of Munches; ...

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