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Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Alexander Tilloch Galt

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1817–93)

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, one of the most prominent founders of the Dominion of Canada, was born in London on 6 September 1817. He died in Montreal on 19 ...

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Barlow, Roger (d. 1553)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 4 words.

See Barlow [Finch], William

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Chouart, Médard (1618–c. 1695)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 6 words.

See Radisson, Pierre-Esprit [called Oninga]

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Fraser, Simon (1776–1862), explorer and fur trader

Barbara Joy Rogers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 904 words.

Fraser, Simon (1776–1862), explorer and fur trader, was born on 20 May 1776 at Mapletown, Hoosic township, New York, the youngest of the ten children of Simon Fraser (1725?–1779?) of...

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Hearne, Samuel (1745–1792), explorer and fur trader

W. J. Mills.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 431 words.

Hearne, Samuel (1745–1792), explorer and fur trader, was born 'close to London bridge' (Speck, Samuel Hearne), the only son of Samuel Hearne (1707/8–1748) and Diana Hearne, and younger...

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Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official

Barry M. Gough.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 954 words.

Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official, is of uncertain origins, although he may have been the son of John Kelsey, mariner, of East Greenwich,...

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Matonabbee (1736/7–1782/3), fur trader and explorer

Heather Rollason Driscoll.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 836 words.

Matonabbee (1736/7–1782/3), fur trader and explorer, was born near Churchill Fort, in what is now Churchill, Manitoba, the son of Chipewyan parents; his father was a hunter for the Hudson's...

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Ogden, Peter Skene (1789/90–1854), fur trader and explorer in North America

Glyndwr Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 762 words.

Ogden, Peter Skene (1789/90–1854), fur trader and explorer in North America, was baptized on 12 February 1790 at the cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec. He was the youngest of the six...

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Oscar Douglas Skelton

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1878–1941).

The son of an Ontario teacher and small businessman, Skelton was a Queen's University professor and administrator, 1909–25, doubling as a public intellectual, writing...

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