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Abbey, John Roland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1462 words.

Abbey, John Roland (1894–1969), book collector, was born in Brighton on 23 November 1894, the eldest of three sons of William Henry Abbey, brewer, of Sedgwick Park, Horsham, and his wife,...

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Abendana, Isaac

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 522 words.

Abendana, Isaac (d. 1699), Hebraist and book collector, was born in Spain and was taken at an early age to Hamburg, Germany. By 1660 he had completed rabbinical studies and by his own...

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Adams [née Bishop], Barbara Georgina

H. S. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 974 words.

Adams [née Bishop], Barbara Georgina (1945–2002), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 19 February 1945 at Hammersmith Hospital, London, the only child of Charles Bishop, labourer,...

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Agard, Arthur

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1432 words.

Agard, Arthur (1535/6–1615), archivist and antiquary, was born at Foston, Derbyshire, the second of the three sons of Clement Agard of Foston and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas...

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Ahern, Mary Eileen

Barbara B. Brand.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1027 words.

Ahern, Mary Eileen (01 October 1860–22 May 1938), librarian and editor, was born on a farm southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana, to William Ahern, a farmer, and Mary O’Neill, both Irish...

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Allibone, Samuel Austin

Martin J. Manning.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 754 words.

Allibone, Samuel Austin (17 April 1816–02 September 1889), lexicographer and librarian, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family record is sketchy; genealogical records indicate...

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Ames, Joseph

Robin Myers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2510 words.

Ames, Joseph (bap. 1687, d. 1759), bibliographer and antiquary, was born of a seafaring family in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and baptized there on 20 June 1687. He was the son of John Ames...

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Amherst, William Amhurst Tyssen-, first Baron Amherst of Hackney

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 930 words.

Amherst, William Amhurst Tyssen-, first Baron Amherst of Hackney (1835–1909), book collector, was born at Narford Hall, Swaffham, Norfolk, on 25 April 1835, the eldest son of William George...

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Anderson, Edwin Hatfield

Phyllis Dain.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1293 words.

Anderson, Edwin Hatfield (27 September 1861–29 April 1947), librarian, was born in Zionsville, Indiana, the son of Philander Anderson, a physician, and Emma A. Duzan. In his youth the...

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Andrews, Regina

Ethelene Whitmire.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Social and Cultural History. 1242 words.

Andrews, Regina (21 May 1901–05 February 1993), librarian and dramatist, was born Regina M. Anderson in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret Simons Anderson, a clubwoman...

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