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Erskine, Sir George, of Innerteil, Lord Innerteil

Peter G. B. McNeill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; History of Science and Technology. 1182 words.

Erskine, Sir George, of Innerteil, Lord Innerteil (c. 1567–1646), judge and supposed alchemist, was the third son of Sir Alexander Erskine (c.1521–1588×92) of Gogar, Stirlingshire, and...

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Ewbank, Thomas

William A. Bate.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; US Politics; History of Science and Technology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1116 words.

Ewbank, Thomas (11 March 1792–16 September 1870), commissioner of patents, inventor, and historian of technology, was born in Durham, England. Little is known of Ewbank’s parentage or early...

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Prosser, Richard Bissell

Christine MacLeod.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1289 words.

Prosser, Richard Bissell (1838–1918), patent examiner and historian of technology, was born at the Chunk Works, in Coventry Road, Aston, Warwickshire, on 25 August 1838, the second child of...

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