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Castiglioni, Luigi

Richard N. Juliani.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Natural History; US Politics. 1319 words.

Castiglioni, Luigi (03 October 1757–22 April 1832), naturalist, author, and politician, was born in Milan, Italy, the son of Count Ottavio Castiglioni and Teresa Verri, both of...

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Colden, Cadwallader

Mary Lou Lustig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Medicine and Health; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1917 words.

Colden, Cadwallader (07 February 1689–20 September 1776), physician, natural scientist, and lieutenant governor of New York, was born of Scottish parents in Ireland, where his mother (name...

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Farquharson [née Ridley], Marian Sarah

Gina Douglas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 959 words.

Farquharson [née Ridley], Marian Sarah (1846–1912), naturalist and campaigner for women's interests, was born on 2 July 1846 in West Meon, Hampshire, eldest daughter of the Revd Nicholas...

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Gunn, Ronald Campbell

A. M. Lucas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 554 words.

Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881), naturalist and colonial official, was born in Cape Town on 4 April 1808, the son of an army officer, William Gunn (d. 1826), and his wife, Margaret, née W...

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Hamilton, William

C. W. P. Mac Arthur.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Politics. 876 words.

Hamilton, William (1755–1797), naturalist and political activist, was born at Londonderry on 16 December 1755, the son of John Hamilton (1725–1780), merchant and sea captain, and Elizabeth,...

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Jackson, Sir Frederick John

Oliver Furley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1425 words.

Jackson, Sir Frederick John (1860–1929), colonial governor and naturalist, was born on 17 February 1860 at Oran Hall, Catterick, Yorkshire, the only son of John Jackson of Oran and his...

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Kirk, Sir John

Michael D. McMullen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 1118 words.

Kirk, Sir John (1832–1922), naturalist and political agent, was born on 19 December 1832 at Barry, Forfarshire, the second of the four children (three sons and one daughter) of John Kirk (dnull...

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Macleay, Sir William John

Marc Brodie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Politics. 546 words.

Macleay, Sir William John (1820–1891), naturalist and politician in Australia, was born on 13 June 1820 at Wick, Caithness, the second son of Kenneth Macleay (1765–1826) of Keiss, and his...

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Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 682 words.

Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant, elder son of Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852), geologist and palaeontologist, and his wife, Mary Ann...

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Nelson, Edward William

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics. 1488 words.

Nelson, Edward William (08 May 1855–19 May 1934), naturalist and government official, was born in Amoskeag, New Hampshire, the son of William Nelson, a butcher, and Nancy Martha Wells....

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