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Alvarez, Manuel

Dianne Jennings Walker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1299 words.

Alvarez, Manuel (1794–05 July 1856), merchant and U.S. consul, was born in Abelgas, León, Spain, the son of Don José Alvarez and Doña María Antonia Arias. Alvarez spent his childhood in his...

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Barlow, Joel

Carla J. Mulford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2713 words.

Barlow, Joel (24 March 1754–26 December 1812), businessman, diplomat, and poet, was born in Redding, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Barlow and Esther Hull, fairly well-to-do farmers. Barlow...

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Barret, William

Christine Woodhead.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 434 words.

Barret, William (d. 1584), commercial agent and consul, is of obscure origins. The earliest mention of Barret concerns his assisting the merchant John Keele to load the Turkey Company's...

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Bentinck, Victor Frederick William Cavendish- [known as Bill Bentinck], ninth duke of Portland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 870 words.

Bentinck, Victor Frederick William Cavendish- [known as Bill Bentinck], ninth duke of Portland (1897–1990), diplomatist and businessman, was born on 18 June 1897 at 16 Mansfield Street,...

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Bowdoin, James

James M. Banner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 921 words.

Bowdoin, James (22 September 1752–11 October 1811), merchant and diplomat, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, son of James Bowdoin, a merchant and Massachusetts governor, and Elizabeth...

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Bowes, Sir Jerome

M. Unkovskaya.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1626 words.

Bowes, Sir Jerome (d. 1616), diplomat and glass maker, was the son of Sir John Bowes, landowner, of Elford, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Huddleston of Lancashire....

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Bowles, Chester Bliss

Robert J. McMahon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Marketing; State and Local Government; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1872 words.

Bowles, Chester Bliss (05 April 1901–25 May 1986), businessman, politician, and diplomat, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Allen Bowles, a paper manufacturer, and...

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Bradshaw, Richard

Sarah Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1321 words.

Bradshaw, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1685), merchant and diplomat, was baptized at Pennington, Aspull, Lancashire, on 25 August 1610; his parents are unknown. A merchant of Chester, he was...

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Brown, Albert Richard

Iain F. Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1090 words.

Brown, Albert Richard (1839–1913), shipping agent and consul for Japan, was born on 29 August 1839 at Ringwood, in Hampshire, the son of Richard Brown, wine merchant and clerk to the...

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Browne, Sir Anthony Arthur Duncan Montague

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1234 words.

Browne, Sir Anthony Arthur Duncan Montague (1923–2013), diplomatist and businessman, was born on 8 May 1923 at 34 Kingsnorth Gardens, Folkestone, the son of Andrew Duncan Montague Browne...

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