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Agassiz, Alexander

Edward Lurie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Marine and Estuarine Biology; Oceanography and Hydrology. 1763 words.

Agassiz, Alexander (17 December 1835–27 March 1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz, a zoologist,...

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Ashburner, Charles Albert

Clifford H. Dodge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1296 words.

Ashburner, Charles Albert (09 February 1854–24 December 1889), geologist and mining engineer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Algernon Eyre Ashburner, a shipbuilder, and...

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Barlow, Roger (d. 1553)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 4 words.

See Barlow [Finch], William

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Binney, Sir (Frederick) George (1900–1972), explorer and blockade runner

Peter Tennant.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 956 words.

Binney, Sir (Frederick) George (1900–1972), explorer and blockade runner, was born on 23 September 1900 at Great Bookham, Surrey, the second of two sons of Maximilian Frederick Breffit...

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Blome, Richard (bap. 1635?, d. 1705), cartographer and bookseller

S. Mendyk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Cartography; World History; Publishing. 868 words.

Blome, Richard (bap. 1635?, d. 1705), cartographer and bookseller, may have been the son of Jacob Blome and his wife, Mary, baptized at St Ann Blackfriars, London, on 10 July 1635,...

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Booth, Sir Felix, first baronet (1775–1850), distiller and promoter of Arctic exploration

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 539 words.

Booth, Sir Felix, first baronet (1775–1850), distiller and promoter of Arctic exploration, was the youngest son of Philip Booth, a distiller of 55 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London, and...

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Bridger, James

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1076 words.

Bridger, James (17 March 1804–17 July 1881), fur trapper and trader, explorer, and scout, was born in a tavern near Richmond, Virginia, the son of James Bridger, a surveyor and innkeeper,...

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Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher

Robert Harrison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Publishing. 358 words.

Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher, of unknown parentage, was the author of Miscellaneous experiments and remarks on electricity, the air pump, and the...

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Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer

Tam Dalyell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mineralogy and Gems. 666 words.

Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer, was born on 13 March 1921 at 151 Cartvale Road, Glasgow, the son of William Brown, engineer's toolmaker, and his wife, Margaret-Ann, formerly...

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Burnham, Frederick Russell

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1133 words.

Burnham, Frederick Russell (11 May 1861–01 September 1947), explorer, scout, and miner, was born in Tivoli, Minnesota, the son of Reverend Otway Burnham, a Congregational minister and...

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