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Doane, William Howard

Corey J. Murray.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Composition. 1517 words.

Doane, William Howard (03 February 1832–24 December 1915), industrialist, inventor, and composer and editor of gospel hymns, was born in Preston, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Doane and...

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Grainger, Percy Aldridge

J. Marshall Bevil.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Composition; Keyboard. 1231 words.

Grainger, Percy Aldridge (08 July 1882–20 February 1961), composer, pianist, and musical experimenter, was born George Percy Grainger in Brighton, Australia, the son of John Harry Grainger,...

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Light, Edward (1746/7–1832), inventor of musical instruments and composer

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Composition. 409 words.

Light, Edward (1746/7–1832), inventor of musical instruments and composer, was probably the man of that name who on 6 August 1774 married Elizabeth Hawkins at St Mary's, Marylebone Road,...

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Mannes, Leopold Damrosch

Deborah Griffith Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Composition; Keyboard. 1163 words.

Mannes, Leopold Damrosch (26 December 1899–11 August 1964), pianist, educator, and scientist, was born in New York City, the son of David Mannes and Clara Damrosch Mannes, musicians....

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Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 569 words.

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward...

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