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Astry [married name Orlebar], Diana (bap. 1671, d. 1716), diarist and compiler of recipe books

Harriet Blodgett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1170 words.

Astry [married name Orlebar], Diana (bap. 1671, d. 1716), diarist and compiler of recipe books, was baptized on 2 January 1671 at St Mary's, Henbury, Gloucestershire, the third daughter and...

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Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery

Justine Hopkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1002 words.

Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery, was born on 2 February 1910 at Littlefield Farm, Worplesdon, Surrey, the...

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Bargrave, Robert (1628–1661), merchant and diarist

Michael G. Brennan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 834 words.

Bargrave, Robert (1628–1661), merchant and diarist, was born in Kent, possibly at the family home, Eastry Court, Eastry, near Sandwich, on 25 March 1628, the second surviving son of Isaac...

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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer

Charlotte Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 3786 words.

Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer, was born on 7 June 1825, at the vicarage, Longworth, Berkshire, the third but second surviving son of the Revd John...

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Brown, William Wells

R. J. M. Blackett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1424 words.

Brown, William Wells (1814?–06 November 1884), author and reformer, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the son of George Higgins, a relative of his master, and Elizabeth, a slave. Dr. John...

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Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout

Steven H. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1356 words.

Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout (11 March 1818–23 December 1869), author and wine merchant, was born in New York City, the son of Frederick Cozzens, a chemist, naturalist, geologist, and...

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Duncon, Samuel (1607–1680), haberdasher and pamphleteer

Frank Grace.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1769 words.

Duncon, Samuel (1607–1680), haberdasher and pamphleteer, was the second son of John Duncon of Mendlesham, Suffolk; details of his place of birth and of his mother are unknown. In 1624 he...

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Galt, John

Nicholas McCarthy Whistler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Politics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1770 words.

Galt, John (02 May 1779–11 April 1839), author, lobbyist, and businessman, was born in Irvine, Scotland, the son of John Galt, a shipmaster and trader, and Jean Thomson. Galt left school to...

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Gawthern [née Frost], Abigail Anna (1757–1822), diarist and lead manufacturer

Adrian Henstock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 820 words.

Gawthern [née Frost], Abigail Anna (1757–1822), diarist and lead manufacturer, was born on 10 July 1757, probably in Nottingham, the second surviving child of Thomas Frost (1719–1798), a...

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Hammett, Samuel Adams

Margaret Thompson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 735 words.

Hammett, Samuel Adams (04 February 1816–24 December 1865), merchant and writer, was born probably in Connecticut or New York, though the precise location remains uncertain, the son of...

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