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Alger, William Rounseville

Gary Scharnhorst.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Biographical Studies. 699 words.

Alger, William Rounseville (28 December 1822–07 February 1905), author and religious leader, was born in Freetown, Massachusetts, the son of Catherine Sampson Rounseville and Nahum Alger, a...

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Bernard, John Peter (d. 1750), compiler of histories and biographer

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Biographical Studies. 175 words.

Bernard, John Peter (d. 1750), compiler of histories and biographer, was the son of James Bernard, a French protestant minister and author. He was educated at the University of Leiden and...

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Birch, Thomas (1705–1766), compiler of histories and biographer

David Philip Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Biographical Studies. 1255 words.

Birch, Thomas (1705–1766), compiler of histories and biographer, was born on 23 November 1705 at Clerkenwell, the eighth of ten children of Joseph Birch (c.1667–1730) and his wife, Rebecca (null...

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Canfield, Cass

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Publishing. 998 words.

Canfield, Cass (26 April 1897–27 March 1986), publisher and writer, was born in New York City, the son of Augustus Cass Canfield, an engineer and sportsman, and Josephine Houghteling. When...

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Chalmers, Alexander (1759–1834), biographer and literary editor

Bonnie Ferrero.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Publishing; Biographical Studies. 1564 words.

Chalmers, Alexander (1759–1834), biographer and literary editor, was born on 29 March 1759 in Aberdeen and baptized that day at St Nicholas's in the city, the youngest son of James Chalmers...

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Cowley, Malcolm

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Publishing; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Biographical Studies. 1369 words.

Cowley, Malcolm (24 August 1898–28 March 1989), literary critic and editor, was born in a farmhouse near Belsano, Pennsylvania, the son of William Cowley, a homeopathic physician, and...

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Duyckinck, Evert Augustus

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Publishing; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Biographical Studies. 1768 words.

Duyckinck, Evert Augustus (23 November 1816–13 August 1878), editor, author, and bibliophile, was born in New York City, the son of Evert Duyckinck, a wealthy publisher and book collector,...

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Duyckinck, George Long

David J. Nordloh.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; Biographical Studies; Education. 600 words.

Duyckinck, George Long (17 October 1823–30 March 1863), author and editor, was born in New York City, the son of Evert Duyckinck, book publisher, and Harriet June. Duyckinck, whose...

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Gillow, Joseph (1850–1921), biographical lexicographer and genealogist

J. F. X. Bevan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Literature; Publishing; History; Biographical Studies. 801 words.

Gillow, Joseph (1850–1921), biographical lexicographer and genealogist, was born on 5 October 1850 at Frenchwood House, Preston, Lancashire, the son of Joseph Gillow (1801–1872), a...

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Godwin, Parke

Donald A. Ringe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Publishing; Biographical Studies. 1101 words.

Godwin, Parke (25 February 1816–07 January 1904), journalist and editor, was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Abraham Godwin, a manufacturer and merchant, and Martha Parke. After...

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