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Adair, John

Charles W. J. Withers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Cartography; World History. 1491 words.

Adair, John (1660–1718), geographer and cartographer, was born on 2 September 1660 in Leith, Scotland. Nothing is known of his parents or his early education. The first firm reference to...

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Adams, Clement

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education; Prints and Printmaking. 719 words.

Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver, was born at Buckington, Warwickshire. He was educated at Eton between 1530 and 1536, and subsequently at the King's Hall,...

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Bartholomew, John George

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Cartography; World History. 3 words.

See Bartholomew family

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Campbell, Eila Muriel Joice

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 1101 words.

Campbell, Eila Muriel Joice (1915–1994), university teacher and historian of cartography, was born on 31 December 1915 at Ropley, Hampshire, the eldest child of Walter Howard Claude...

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Darton, Nelson Horatio

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Oceanography and Hydrology; Cartography; World History; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1109 words.

Darton, Nelson Horatio (17 December 1865–28 February 1948), geological mapper, groundwater specialist, and bibliographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of William Darton, Jr., a...

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Gordon, James [called the Parson of Rothiemay]

Jeffrey C. Stone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education; History. 1391 words.

Gordon, James [called the Parson of Rothiemay] (1617–1686), historian and map maker, was born at Kinmundy, Aberdeenshire, on 17 May 1617, the fifth son of Robert Gordon of Straloch...

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Harley, (John) Brian

Paul Laxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Cartography; World History. 1746 words.

Harley, (John) Brian (1932–1991), geographer and map historian, was born on 24 July 1932 in Ashley, Bristol, and spent some of his infant years in Oxford. On 15 March 1935 he was adopted by...

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Harriot, Thomas

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Cartography; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1096 words.

Harriot, Thomas (1560–02 July 1621), scientist, linguist, and author of the first English book on North America, was born in Oxford (city or county), England; his parentage is unknown. As...

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Holdingham [Haldingham], Richard of

Nigel Ramsay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education. 796 words.

Holdingham [Haldingham], Richard of (d. 1278?), cartographic patron and supposed map maker, probably also named as Richard de Bello, is known for certain only as the author or at least the...

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Johnston, (Alexander) Keith, the elder

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Cartography; World History. 778 words.

Johnston, (Alexander) Keith, the elder (1804–1871), geographer and cartographer, was the fourth son of Andrew Johnston and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Archibald Keith of Newbattle. He was...

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