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Hall, Basil

Percy Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); History of Science and Technology. 932 words.

Hall, Basil (31 December 1788–11 September 1844), captain in the British navy and author of scientific works and books of travel, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Sir James Hall,...

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Webber, Charles Wilkins

Kevin J. Hayes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; History of Science and Technology; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1160 words.

Webber, Charles Wilkins (29 May 1819–11 April 1856), author and adventurer, was born in Russellville, Kentucky, the son of Augustine Webber, physician, and Agnes Maria Tannehill. Educated...

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