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Barnum, P. T.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Business and Management; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; State and Local Government. 2850 words.

Barnum, P. T. (05 July 1810–07 April 1891), showman, was born Phineas Taylor Barnum in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of Philo F. Barnum, a farmer and storekeeper, and Irena Taylor. While...

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Cahill, Holger

Barbara Blumberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1482 words.

Cahill, Holger (13 January 1887–08 July 1960), author and curator, was born Sveinn Kristjan Bjarnarson, in Snifellsnessyslu, Iceland, the son of Björn Bjarnarson, a laborer, and Vigdis...

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Candler, Allen Daniel

Kenneth Coleman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; State and Local Government. 633 words.

Candler, Allen Daniel (04 November 1834–26 October 1910), politician and compiler of records, was born in Auraria, Georgia, the son of Daniel Gill Candler and Nancy Caroline Matthews,...

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ChurchillSpencer-, George, fifth duke of Marlborough

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 7 words.

See Spencer, George, fourth duke of Marlborough

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Coggeshall, William Turner

Leigh Johnsen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Journalism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1000 words.

Coggeshall, William Turner (06 September 1824–02 August 1867), journalist, state librarian, and diplomat, was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, the son of William C. Coggeshall, a...

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Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh

James Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 1134 words.

Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh (bap. 1594, d. 1655), politician and book collector, was baptized at Arrow, Warwickshire, on 10 August 1594, the eldest...

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Dent, John

D. R. Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 828 words.

Dent, John (1761–1826), politician and book collector, was born on 21 August 1761 and baptized at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, on 13 September 1761, the son of Robert Dent (1731–1805),...

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Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun

John Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Ethnic Politics. 7991 words.

Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector, was most probably born at Saltoun, in Haddingtonshire; a gap in the parish register...

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Flint, Weston

Donald G. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 713 words.

Flint, Weston (04 July 1835–06 April 1906), librarian, attorney, and government official, was born in Pike, Wyoming County, New York, the son of Nicholas Flint and Phebe Burt Willoughby,...

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Graham, George

Edward Higgs.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1381 words.

Graham, George (1801–1888), civil servant, was born at Arthuret, Cumberland, on 13 September 1801, the third son and third of the seven children of Sir James Graham of Netherby, first...

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