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Beecroft, John

Howard Temperley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History; Maps and Map-making. 751 words.

Beecroft, John (1790–1854), west African explorer and consul, was born near Whitby. Little is known about his early years beyond the fact that in 1805, while serving aboard a coasting...

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Elias, Ney

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1345 words.

Elias, Ney (1844–1897), explorer and diplomatist, was born at Widmore, Kent, on 10 February 1844, the second son of Ney Elias (d. 1891) of Kensington and his wife, Sophia, both from...

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Featherstonehaugh, George William

Robert A. Stafford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1319 words.

Featherstonehaugh, George William (1780–1866), geologist and diplomatist, was born on 9 April 1780 in London, the second child and only son of George Featherstonehaugh (1744–1780), a lead...

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Featherstonhaugh, George William

Simon Baatz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1527 words.

Featherstonhaugh, George William (09 April 1780–27 September 1866), gentleman-farmer, scientist, and diplomat, was born in London, England, the son of George Featherstonhaugh, a...

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Herrman, Augustine

Dorothy Rowlett Colburn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Cartography; World History; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1293 words.

Herrman, Augustine (1605?–1686?), merchant, attorney, ambassador, and mapmaker, was born in Prague, Bohemia, thought to be the son of Ephraim Augustin Herrman, a shopkeeper and city...

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Hosie, Sir Alexander

W. E. Soothill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1202 words.

Hosie, Sir Alexander (1853–1925), diplomatist and explorer, was born at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, on 16 January 1853, the elder son and second child of Alexander Hosie, a farmer, and his...

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Lucas, Simon

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History. 769 words.

Lucas, Simon (fl. c. 1766–1799), explorer and diplomat, was the son of a London wine merchant. He was wrongly identified in the Dictionary of National Biography as William...

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Morland, Sir Samuel, first baronet

Alan Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 4788 words.

Morland, Sir Samuel, first baronet (1625–1695), natural philosopher and diplomat, was born in Sulhampstead-Banister, Berkshire, the son of the Revd Thomas Morland (b. 1574/5), the rector,...

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Shakespear, William Henry Irvine

Peter Sluglett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Middle Eastern History. 1414 words.

Shakespear, William Henry Irvine (1878–1915), diplomat and explorer, was born at Multan, in what is now Pakistan, on 29 October 1878, the eldest son of William Henry Sullivan Shakespear, of...

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Strange, John

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1285 words.

Strange, John (1732–1799), natural philosopher and diplomat, was born in Barnet, Middlesex, and baptized at St Andrew's, Holborn, on 10 March 1732, the second son of Sir John Strange (bap....

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