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Allerton, Samuel Waters

Leslie V. Tischauser.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming. 1121 words.

Allerton, Samuel Waters (26 May 1828–22 February 1914), meat packer, was born in Amenia, New York, the son of Samuel Waters Allerton, Sr., a tailor and woolen mill operator, and Hannah...

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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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Austell, Alfred

Mary A. DeCredico.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1185 words.

Austell, Alfred (14 January 1814–07 December 1881), businessman and financier, was born in Dandridge, Tennessee, the son of William Austell and Jane Wilkins, farmers. Austell was reared in...

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Babson, Roger Ward

Clifford Putney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Probability and Statistics. 1115 words.

Babson, Roger Ward (06 July 1875–05 March 1967), businessman, author, and philanthropist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Babson, a dry-goods merchant and...

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Blount, Sir Edward Charles

Isabelle Lescent-Giles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1531 words.

Blount, Sir Edward Charles (1809–1905), banker and railway promoter, was born on 16 March 1809 at Bellamour, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second son of Edward Blount (1769–1843), banker...

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Brice, Calvin Stewart

Thomas S. Mach.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1435 words.

Brice, Calvin Stewart (17 September 1845–15 December 1898), U.S. senator, railroad builder, and financier, was born in Denmark, Ohio, the son of William Kilpatrick Brice, a Presbyterian...

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Brown, Samuel

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...

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Butterfield, John

Stephen Salsbury.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History. 809 words.

Butterfield, John (18 November 1801–14 November 1869), western pioneer, express company operator, and investor, was born in Berne, near Albany, New York, the son of Daniel Butterfield (his...

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Carroll of Carrollton, Charles

Ronald Hoffman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2110 words.

Carroll of Carrollton, Charles (19 September 1737–14 November 1832), planter, businessman, investor, and the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the...

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Clarke, William John Turner

Susan Priestley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Agriculture and Farming. 1365 words.

Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874), pastoralist and financier in Australia, was born on 20 April 1805 at Bridgwater, Somerset, second son of William Clarke (c.1770–1813), Aldgate...

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