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Donnelly, Sir John Fretcheville Dykes

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; History of Science and Technology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1184 words.

Donnelly, Sir John Fretcheville Dykes (1834–1902), army officer and promoter of scientific education, born in the Bay of Bombay on 2 July 1834, was the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel...

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Dunn, Samuel

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; History of Science and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Mathematical Education. 947 words.

Dunn, Samuel (bap. 1723, d. 1794), teacher of mathematics and navigation, was born in Crediton, Devon, and baptized there on 7 February 1723, the son of John (d. 1744) and Alice Dunn....

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Farquharson, Henry

John H. Appleby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; History of Science and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Mathematical Education. 1545 words.

Farquharson, Henry (c. 1675–1739), teacher of mathematics and navigation in Russia, was a son of John Farquharson (d. before 1691), from a branch of the family at Milton, Whitehouse, in...

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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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Smith, Edgar Charles

A. P. Woolrich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Science and Technology. 547 words.

Smith, Edgar Charles (1872–1955), naval officer and historian of technology, was born at Green End, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on 5 May 1872, the son of George Charles Hooper Smith,...

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