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West, Benjamin

Sara Schechner Genuth.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mathematics; Literature; Publishing. 1103 words.

West, Benjamin ( March 1730–26 August 1813), astronomer and mathematician, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the son of John West, a farmer. His mother’s name is not known. Not long...

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Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder

George Stronach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Publishing. 798 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder, son of Patrick Wilson, town clerk of St Andrews, and Clara Fairfoul, his wife, was born at St Andrews, Fife. His father died when...

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