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Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell-

Raymond John Howgego.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1772 words.

Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges...

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high school

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At one time used as a title by some grammar schools (as in ‘girls' high school’), non‐selective schools, and independent schools, it is still used in Scotland in the term junior high...

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Palliser, John

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 869 words.

Palliser, John (1817–1887), geographer and explorer, was born on 29 January 1817, the eldest of five sons born to Wray Palliser (d. 1862) of Comragh, co. Waterford, sometime...

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teachers' unions

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Organized national bodies formed to promote and protect teachers' interests and to negotiate the pay and working conditions of members. Most teachers' unions are sector‐specific, the...

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Thomson, James [Diego]

Eugenia Roldán Vera.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Religion; Education. 1658 words.

Thomson, James [Diego] (1788–1854), evangelist and school promoter, was born in Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 1 September 1788, the youngest of three sons of William Thomson, school...

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