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Abbey, Edward

Kingsley Widmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1394 words.

Abbey, Edward (29 January 1927–14 March 1989), essayist, novelist, and radical ecologist, was born in Home, Pennsylvania, the son of Paul Revere Abbey, a farmer, and Mildred Postlewaite, a...

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Allen, (Charles) Grant Blairfindie (1848–1899), writer on science and novelist

J. S. Cotton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1904 words.

Allen, (Charles) Grant Blairfindie (1848–1899), writer on science and novelist, was born at Alwington, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 24 February 1848, the second but only surviving son...

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Andrews, Eliza Frances

Cita Cook.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); History of Science and Technology; Education. 1629 words.

Andrews, Eliza Frances (10 August 1840–21 January 1931), author and educator, was born at Haywood Plantation near Washington, Georgia, the daughter of Garnett Andrews, a judge and planter,...

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Asimov, Isaac

Bill Peschel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; History of Science and Technology; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1803 words.

Asimov, Isaac (02 January 1920–06 April 1992), writer, was born in Petrovichi, USSR, the son of Judah Asimov, a merchant, and Anna Rachel Berman. Asimov’s Russian-Jewish father and mother...

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Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer

Charlotte Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 3786 words.

Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer, was born on 7 June 1825, at the vicarage, Longworth, Berkshire, the third but second surviving son of the Revd John...

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Blundell, Nicholas (1669–1737), diarist and landowner

Alan G. Crosby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Agriculture and Farming. 814 words.

Blundell, Nicholas (1669–1737), diarist and landowner, was born on 1 September 1669 at Little Crosby Hall, Lancashire, the son of William Blundell (1645–1702) and his wife, Mary (d. 1707),...

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Brewer, James Norris (fl. 1799–1830), novelist and topographer

John D. Haigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 206 words.

Brewer, James Norris (fl. 1799–1830), novelist and topographer, was the eldest son of a merchant of London. He married the daughter of a gentleman at Clapham. He wrote many romances which...

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Bromfield, Louis

David D. Anderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1294 words.

Bromfield, Louis (27 December 1896–18 March 1956), novelist, experimental farmer, and newspaper columnist, was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Charles Bromfield, a banker and local...

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Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox, eighth baronet (1809–1886), naturalist and diarist

Janet Browne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1347 words.

Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox, eighth baronet (1809–1886), naturalist and diarist, the oldest surviving son of Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, seventh baronet (1778–1860), and his wife, Louisa...

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