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À Beckett, Arthur William

A. J. A. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism. 867 words.

À Beckett, Arthur William (1844–1909), humorist and journalist, the third son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856) and Mary Anne Glossop (1817–1863), was born at Portland House, North...

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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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À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur

Katherine Mullin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 878 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist, born at Portland House, Fulham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1837, was the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856),...

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Adams, Franklin P.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1161 words.

Adams, Franklin P. (15 November 1881–23 March 1960), newspaper columnist, humorist, and radio personality, was born Franklin Pierce Adams in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Moses Adams, a...

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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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Ade, George

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1289 words.

Ade, George (09 February 1866–16 May 1944), humorist, was born in Kentland, Indiana, the son of John Ade, a farmer and bank cashier who was from England, and Adaline Wardell Bush. Ade liked...

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Agnew, Jonathan Philip

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 111 words.

Born 4 April 1960; s of Philip Agnew and Margaret Agnew; m 1996, Emma Norris; two d by former marriage

cricket correspondent, BBC, since 1991

Uppingham Sch.

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ale

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The standard word for an ‘alcoholic drink made by fermenting malt’ in Anglo-Saxon England was ealu, source of modern English ale (bėor, modern English beer, existed, but was not in common...

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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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