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Ferguson, Sir Samuel (1810–1886), poet and archivist

Peter Denman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1872 words.

Ferguson, Sir Samuel (1810–1886), poet and archivist, was born on 10 March 1810, in High Street, Belfast, the youngest of the six children of John Ferguson (d. 1845) and his wife, Agnes, néenull...

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Foss, Sam Walter

David E. E. Sloane.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1213 words.

Foss, Sam Walter (19 June 1858–26 February 1911), poet and librarian, was born in Candia, New Hampshire, the son of Dyer Foss and Polly Hardy, farmers. Foss’s mother died when he was four....

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Larkin, Philip Arthur (1922–1985), poet, writer, and librarian

Anthony Thwaite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 4354 words.

Larkin, Philip Arthur (1922–1985), poet, writer, and librarian, was born at 2 Poultney Road, Radford, Coventry, on 9 August 1922, the only son and younger child of Sydney Larkin...

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Plarr, Victor Gustave (1863–1929), poet and librarian

R. K. R. Thornton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 479 words.

Plarr, Victor Gustave (1863–1929), poet and librarian, was born on 21 June 1863 at Le Kupferhammer, near Strasbourg, the only son of Dr Gustavus Plarr (d. 1892), a distinguished Alsatian...

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Plummer, Mary Wright

Robert A. Karlowich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1051 words.

Plummer, Mary Wright (08 March 1856–21 September 1916), library educator and poet, was born in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Jonathan Wright Plummer, a businessman, and Hannah Bullard....

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Spencer, Anne

Dora Jean Ashe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 968 words.

Spencer, Anne (06 February 1882–27 July 1975), poet, librarian, and teacher, was born Annie Bethel Scales Bannister in Henry County, near Danville, Virginia, the daughter of Joel Cephus...

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Ward, James Warner

J. Mark Tucker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1064 words.

Ward, James Warner (05 June 1816–28 June 1897), librarian and author, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of William Ward and Sara Warner. Ward studied in the Boston Public Schools and...

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Westwood, Thomas (1814–1888), poet and bibliographer of angling

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 874 words.

Westwood, Thomas (1814–1888), poet and bibliographer of angling, was born on 26 November 1814 at Westwood Cottage, The Chase, Enfield, and was baptized at St Andrew's, Enfield, on 1 January...

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Wodhull, Michael (1740–1816), book collector and poet

Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1745 words.

Wodhull, Michael (1740–1816), book collector and poet, was born at Thenford, Northamptonshire, on 15 August 1740, the only son of John Wodhull (1678–1754) of Thenford and his second wife,...

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