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Baker, Hugh Potter

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Organization and Management of Education. 1204 words.

Baker, Hugh Potter (20 January 1878–24 May 1950), forester and university administrator, was born in St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph Stannard Baker, a land agent,...

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Batchelor, Thomas (1775–1838), farmer and writer on language

John Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Agriculture and Farming. 1054 words.

Batchelor, Thomas (1775–1838), farmer and writer on language, was born on 25 September 1775 at Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, the fifth child of Joseph Batchelor (1741–1804) and Ann...

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Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian

David Lambert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; History. 2135 words.

Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian, was born on 5 May 1921 at 20 Crebor Street, Dulwich, London, the only daughter and younger child of Frederick...

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Beales, Peter Leslie (1936–2013), rose breeder and historian

Francesca Greenoak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Education; History. 1202 words.

Beales, Peter Leslie (1936–2013), rose breeder and historian, was born on 22 July 1936 at May Farm, Banningham, Norfolk, the elder child and only son of Evelyn May Beales (1916–2006),...

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Beckford, William (1744–1799), sugar planter and historian

Richard B. Sheridan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Education; History. 835 words.

Beckford, William (1744–1799), sugar planter and historian, was born in Jamaica in 1744, the son and heir of Richard Beckford (d. 1756) and his common-law wife, Elizabeth Hay. His uncle was...

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Bennett, John Cook

Michael Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Medicine and Health; Christian Churches and Denominations; Business and Management; Education; Alternative Belief Systems. 1614 words.

Bennett, John Cook (03 August 1804–05 August 1867), physician, religious leader, and entrepreneur, was born in Fair Haven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the son of John Bennett, a...

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Blundell, William (1620–1698), royalist landowner and topographer

Malcolm Gratton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Agriculture and Farming. 1038 words.

Blundell, William (1620–1698), royalist landowner and topographer, was born on 15 July 1620 at Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, Lancashire, the second son of Nicholas Blundell (c.1590–1631) and...

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Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer

James Piggot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Religion and Education; Agriculture and Farming. 1631 words.

Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer, was found abandoned, perhaps on a bridge near Bristol, aged about two and a half, and taken to an...

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Butler, Charles (1560–1647), philologist and apiarist

A. H. Bullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Agriculture and Farming. 638 words.

Butler, Charles (1560–1647), philologist and apiarist, was born at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. He entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1579, and afterwards became a bible-clerk at...

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Byrd, William

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Education; History. 2274 words.

Byrd, William (28 March 1674–26 August 1744), author, planter, and Virginia councilor, was born on his father’s plantation in Charles City County near Richmond, Virginia, the son of William...

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