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Clarke, Edward Daniel

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems. 1847 words.

Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822), antiquary and mineralogist, was born on 5 June 1769 at the vicarage of Willingdon in Sussex. He was the second of four children of the Revd Edward Clarke...

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Cleaveland, Parker

Kennard B. Bork.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Mineralogy and Gems. 1380 words.

Cleaveland, Parker (15 January 1780–15 October 1858), educator and author of the first American textbook on mineralogy, was born in Byfield Parish, Massachusetts, the son of Parker...

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Miers, Sir Henry Alexander

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems; Organization and Management of Education. 1115 words.

Miers, Sir Henry Alexander (1858–1942), mineralogist and university administrator, was born in Rio de Janeiro on 25 May 1858, the third son and fifth of the eight children (three of whom...

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Pryce, William

Alan Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems; Surgery. 705 words.

Pryce, William (bap. 1735, d. 1790), surgeon, mineralogist, and antiquary, was born at Redruth, Cornwall, and baptized there on 14 June 1735. He was the only son (there was also a daughter,...

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Rashleigh, Philip

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems. 1161 words.

Rashleigh, Philip (1729–1811), mineralogist and antiquary, was born on 28 December 1729 at Aldermanbury, London, the eldest son of Jonathan Rashleigh (1693–1764), a London merchant, and his...

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Shepard, Charles Upham

Gloria Robinson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Mineralogy and Gems; Natural History; Medicinal Chemistry. 1438 words.

Shepard, Charles Upham (29 June 1804–01 May 1886), mineralogist, educator, chemist, and natural historian, was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, the son of Mase Shepard, a...

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Silliman, Benjamin

Leonard Warren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Mineralogy and Gems; Medicinal Chemistry. 1281 words.

Silliman, Benjamin (08 August 1779–24 November 1864), scientist and educator, was born in North Stratford (now Trumbull), Connecticut, the son of Gold Selleck Silliman, a lawyer and...

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Smithson [formerly Macie], James Lewis

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Petrology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Mineralogy and Gems; Science and Mathematics; Education. 2521 words.

Smithson [formerly Macie], James Lewis (1764–1829), mineralogist and benefactor, was born Jacques Louis Macie in Paris in early 1764, the illegitimate son of a long-term liaison between...

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