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Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronet

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Information and Communication Technologies. 662 words.

Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronet (1764–1836), postal administrator and book collector, was born at Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, on 25 August 1764. Freeling began his career in the Bristol...

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Highton, Henry

R. E. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Information and Communication Technologies. 654 words.

Highton, Henry (1816–1874), schoolmaster and experimenter in telegraphy, was born at Leicester on 19 January 1816, the eldest son of Henry Highton of that town. He was educated at Rugby...

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Hughes, David Edward

C. H. Lees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Information and Communication Technologies. 1387 words.

Hughes, David Edward (1829/31–1900), teacher and telegraph engineer, was born either on 18 June 1829 or on 16 May 1831 at Corwen, near Bala, Merioneth, or in Holborn, London, the second son...

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