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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Simpson, George Gaylord

Léo F. Laporte.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1741 words.

Simpson, George Gaylord (16 June 1902–06 October 1984), paleontologist, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Joseph A. Simpson, a lawyer, and Helen J. Kinney. While Simpson was still...

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Romer, Alfred Sherwood

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1072 words.

Romer, Alfred Sherwood (28 December 1894–05 November 1973), paleontologist, was born in White Plains, New York, the son of Henry Houston Romer, a journalist, and Evelyn Sherwood. He lived...

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Williamson, William Crawford (1816–1895), naturalist and palaeobotanist

John V. Pickstone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Palaeontology. 2063 words.

Williamson, William Crawford (1816–1895), naturalist and palaeobotanist, was born at Huntriss Row, Scarborough on 24 November 1816, the second and only surviving son of John Williamson (b....

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Hyatt, Alpheus

Eli C. Minkoff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marine and Estuarine Biology; Palaeontology. 1321 words.

Hyatt, Alpheus (05 April 1838–15 January 1902), paleontologist and marine biologist, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Alpheus Hyatt, a wealthy merchant, and Harriet Randolph King....

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Gabb, William More

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Palaeontology. 996 words.

Gabb, William More (20 January 1839–30 May 1878), paleontologist and naturalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Gabb and Christiana (name unverified) More. Gabb’s...

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Vaughan, Thomas Wayland

Ronald Rainger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 834 words.

Vaughan, Thomas Wayland (20 September 1870–16 January 1952), paleontologist and geologist, was born in Jonesville, Texas, the son of Dr. Samuel Floyd Vaughan, a physician, and Annie R....

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Holland, William Jacob

Monique Bourque.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1078 words.

Holland, William Jacob (16 August 1848–13 December 1932), zoologist and paleontologist, was born in Jamaica, West Indies, the son of Francis Raymond Holland, a minister, and Augusta Eliza...

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Wieland, George Reber

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 1087 words.

Wieland, George Reber (24 January 1865–18 January 1953), paleobotanist and vertebrate paleontologist, was born in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Washington Frederick Wieland and...

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