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Acton, Eliza

Elizabeth Ray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 979 words.

Acton, Eliza (1799–1859), writer on cookery and poet, was born at Battle, Sussex, on 17 April 1799, the eldest of the five children of John Acton and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mercer. The...

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Ainslie, Hew

Ben Harris McClary.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 1179 words.

Ainslie, Hew (05 April 1792–11 March 1878), poet and construction consultant, was born at Bargeny Mains, Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of George Ainslie, an employee of some consequence on...

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Ainslie, Hew

T. W. Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 811 words.

Ainslie, Hew (1792–1878), brewer and poet, was born on 5 April 1792 at Bargeny Mains in the parish of Dailly, Ayrshire, only son of the three children of George Ainslie, a butler on the...

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Alsop, Richard

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1405 words.

Alsop, Richard (23 January 1761–20 August 1815), poet and businessman, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Richard Alsop, Sr., a merchant, and Mary Wright Alsop. When Alsop was...

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Armstrong, Thomas [Tommy]

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 592 words.

Armstrong, Thomas [Tommy] (1848–1920), pitman and poet, was born on 15 August 1848 in Wood Street, Shotley Bridge, co. Durham, the son of Timothy Armstrong, labourer, and his wife, Mary, néenull...

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Bissell, Emily Perkins

Carol Hoffecker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social Work. 1160 words.

Bissell, Emily Perkins (31 May 1861–08 March 1948), volunteer social worker and author, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Champion Aristarcus Bissell, a lawyer and banker,...

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Brooks, Walter Henderson

Adam Biggs.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1287 words.

Brooks, Walter Henderson (30 August 1851–06 July 1945), clergyman, temperance leader, and poet, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Albert Royal Brooks and Lucy Goode, slaves....

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Burel, John

Jamie Reid-Baxter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 858 words.

Burel, John (1565x8–1603), merchant and poet, was the son of Edinburgh's wealthiest flesher, Harry Burel (d. 1587), and his second wife, Isobel Abernethie (d. 1616), who were married in...

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Castillo, John

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 394 words.

Castillo, John (1792–1845), stonemason, poet, and preacher, was born at Rathfarnham, near Dublin. When he was two or three years old his parents, who were Roman Catholics, emigrated to...

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Colling, Mary Maria

Susan J. Levasseur.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 334 words.

Colling, Mary Maria (1804–1853), poet and domestic servant, was born on 20 August 1804 (although she later claimed to have been born a year later), in Tavistock, Devon, and was baptized...

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