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Billings, John Shaw

James H. Cassedy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2375 words.

Billings, John Shaw (12 April 1838–11 March 1913), army medical officer, library organizer, and public health activist, was born near Allensville, Indiana, the son of James Billings, a...

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Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour

Stuart W. Pyhrr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1409 words.

Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour, was born on 30 November 1922 at Westonby, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, the only child of William...

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Callender, Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine (1875–1946), naval historian and museum director

Michael Lewis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 560 words.

Callender, Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine (1875–1946), naval historian and museum director, was born at Didsbury, Manchester, on 25 November 1875, the elder son of Arthur William Callender,...

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Eastman, William Reed

Kathleen Molz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 929 words.

Eastman, William Reed (19 October 1835–25 March 1925), engineer, clergyman, and librarian, was born in New York City, the son of the Reverend Ornan Eastman, an ordained evangelist, and Mary...

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Greenhill, Basil Jack (1920–2003), diplomatist, maritime historian, and museum director

G. Hattersley-Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1171 words.

Greenhill, Basil Jack (1920–2003), diplomatist, maritime historian, and museum director, was born on 26 February 1920 at 169 Moorland Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, the only child of...

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Otis, George Alexander

Mary C. Gillett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 1218 words.

Otis, George Alexander (12 November 1830–23 February 1881), U.S. Army medical officer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of George Alexander Otis, a lawyer, and Anna Maria Hickman....

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Polier, Antoine Louis Henri (bap. 1741, d. 1795), military engineer and collector of oriental manuscripts

Seema Alavi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 962 words.

Polier, Antoine Louis Henri (bap. 1741, d. 1795), military engineer and collector of oriental manuscripts, was baptized on 28 February 1741 at Lausanne, Switzerland, the younger son of...

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