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Doughty, Charles Montagu (1843–1926), explorer, travel writer, and poet

Stephen E. Tabachnick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Maps and Map-making; European History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; African History. 3249 words.

Doughty, Charles Montagu (1843–1926), explorer, travel writer, and poet, was born on 19 August 1843 at Theberton Hall, Leiston, Suffolk, the younger of two sons of the Revd Charles Montagu...

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Herbert [Harbert], William (1583?–1628), poet and adventurer

Leo Daugherty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1449 words.

Herbert [Harbert], William (1583?–1628), poet and adventurer, was born in Glamorgan, the son of Nicholas Herbert (1543–1601), writer, pirate, merchant, and public official, and either his...

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McKay, Archibald (1801–1883), poet and topographer

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 214 words.

McKay, Archibald (1801–1883), poet and topographer, was born at Kilmarnock, the son of Alexander McKay, farmer, and his wife, Janet, née McGill. After receiving a rudimentary education he...

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Mercer, Andrew (1775–1842), poet and topographer

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 248 words.

Mercer, Andrew (1775–1842), poet and topographer, was born in Selkirk. He was destined for the ministry, and in 1790 entered the University of Edinburgh. Ultimately he gave up theology,...

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Parmenius, Stephen [István Budai] (d. 1583), Latin poet and explorer in America

David B. Quinn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 557 words.

Parmenius, Stephen [István Budai] (d. 1583), Latin poet and explorer in America, was probably born in Ráckeve, Hungary (now Cluj in Romania), the son of István Budai, a name he also bore...

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Percival, James Gates

Jeffrey D. Groves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1163 words.

Percival, James Gates (15 September 1795–02 May 1856), poet, linguist, and geologist, was born in Kensington, Connecticut, the son of James Percival, a doctor, and Elizabeth Hart. Percival...

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Scafe, John (1776–1843), poet and writer on geology

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); History of Science and Technology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 888 words.

Scafe, John (1776–1843), poet and writer on geology, was born on 19 June 1776 in London, the only son of William Scafe (1744–1808), barrister, of The Leazes, Tanfield, Durham, and his wife,...

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Watson, (James) Wreford (1915–1990), geographer and poet

Charles W. J. Withers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 827 words.

Watson, (James) Wreford (1915–1990), geographer and poet, was born on 8 February 1915 in Sanyuan, Shensi (Shanxi), China, the third of five children of the Revd James Watson (1878–1952),...

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Willes, Richard (1546–1579?), poet and geographer

Anthony Payne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 730 words.

Willes, Richard (1546–1579?), poet and geographer, was born on 5 January 1546, one of several sons of a yeoman, possibly Catholic, family of Pulham, Dorset. In 1558 he went to Winchester...

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