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Bigelow, John

Phyllis F. Field.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 1333 words.

Bigelow, John (25 November 1817–19 December 1911), writer, and diplomat, was born in Bristol (now Malden-on-Hudson), New York, the son of Asa Bigelow and Lucy Isham, successful farmers and...

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Melville, Sir James, of Halhill (1535/6–1617), diplomat and autobiographer

Elaine Finnie Greig.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 1775 words.

Melville, Sir James, of Halhill (1535/6–1617), diplomat and autobiographer, was the third son of Sir John Melville, fourth laird of Raith (d. 1548), and his second wife, Helen (d. in or...

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Rives, William Cabell

Mitchell Snay.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 1130 words.

Rives, William Cabell (04 May 1793–25 April 1868), politician, diplomat, and author, was born in Amherst County, Virginia, the son of Robert Rives, a revolutionary war veteran and merchant,...

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Thayer, Alexander Wheelock

Benjamin Franklin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 918 words.

Thayer, Alexander Wheelock (22 October 1817–15 July 1897), diplomat and biographer, was born in South Natick, Massachusetts, the son of Alexander Thayer, a physician, and Susanna Bigelow....

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