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Coggeshall, George

Karen N. Schramm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies. 1098 words.

Coggeshall, George (02 November 1784–06 August 1861), sea captain and author, was born in Milford, Connecticut, the son of William Coggeshall, a shipmaster, and Eunice Mallett. A...

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Equiano, Olaudah

E. Thomson Shields.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; World History; Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 1154 words.

Equiano, Olaudah (1745–31 March 1797), sailor, abolitionist, and writer, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was born in eastern Nigeria, the son of an Ibo village chief. When he was eleven,...

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Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author

John Ure.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Literature; Biographical Studies. 2112 words.

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author, was born on 11 February 1915 at 20 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, the younger child and...

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Hahn, Emily [Mickey] (1905–1997), author and traveller

Ken Cuthbertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 1280 words.

Hahn, Emily [Mickey] (1905–1997), author and traveller, was born at 4858 Fountain Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, on 14 January 1905, the fifth of the six children of Isaac Newton Hahn...

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Innes [née Robertson], Emily Anne (1843–1927), author

J. M. Gullick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 964 words.

Innes [née Robertson], Emily Anne (1843–1927), author, was born on 5 March 1843 in Boxley, Kent, the third of the six children of James Craigie Robertson (1813–1882), curate of Boxley, and...

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Irving, Washington

William L. Hedges.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 3669 words.

Irving, Washington (03 April 1783–28 November 1859), author, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a Scottish merchant, and his English wife, Sarah Sanders, who had...

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Johnson, Osa

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Film; Education; Biographical Studies. 1168 words.

Johnson, Osa (14 March 1894–07 January 1953), author, lecturer, and film producer, was born Osa Helen Leighty in Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of William Sherman Leighty, a railroad...

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Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell

Philip McFarland.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1229 words.

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell (06 April 1803–13 September 1848), naval officer and author, was born Alexander Slidell in New York City, the son of John Slidell, a merchant, and Margery...

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Psalmanazar, George (1679–1763), impostor and author

Robert DeMaria,.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 3071 words.

Psalmanazar, George (1679–1763), impostor and author, was born in southern France under a name that is now unknown and to parents whose names, like that of his place of birth, he does not...

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Saxby [née Howell], Mary (1738–1801), vagrant and memoirist

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; World History; Travel and Holiday; Biographical Studies. 1306 words.

Saxby [née Howell], Mary (1738–1801), vagrant and memoirist, was born in London, the daughter of John Howell, a silk weaver, and his wife, Susanna, who died soon afterwards during...

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