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Soane, George (1789–1860), writer

Emma Plaskitt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature. 750 words.

Soane, George (1789–1860), writer, was born in London on 28 November 1789 and baptized on 18 December at St Marylebone, St Marylebone Road. He was the younger son of Sir John Soane...

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Richardson, Margaret Ann

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 192 words.

OBE 2005; FSA

Born 11 Sept. 1937; d of late James Ballard and Edna (née Johnstone); m 1963, Anthony...

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Peacock, James (1735/1738–1814), architect and surveyor

Laurence Binyon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 755 words.

Peacock, James (1735/1738–1814), architect and surveyor, was for over forty years assistant clerk of works to the City of London. Nothing is known of his early life, although, according to...

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Holland, Henry (1745 - 1806), architect, designer

Dorothy Stroud.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1197 words.

English architect and designer. He was a contemporary of such architects as James Wyatt, George Dance (ii) and John Soane, yet he took little part in professional competition and...

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McMorran & Whitby

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

British firm of architects (Donald Hanks McMorran (1904–65) and George Whitby (1916–73) which produced work of real architectural distinction after the 1939–45 war. Influenced partly by...

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George Dance, jun.

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1741–1825).

Youngest son of George Dance, sen. He set off for Italy in 1758, met up with his brother Nathaniel (1735–1811) in Florence, and arrived in Rome in 1759, where he...

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Charles Robert Cockerell

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1788–1863).

One of the most gifted and scholarly architects working in England within the Classical tradition in C19, his work was at once bold yet fastidious, thoroughly based on...

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Wells, Nathaniel

John Evans.

in Oxford Companion to Black British History

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 728 words.

Son of a slave and a wealthy planter on St Kitts, Wells became a major landowner in Monmouthshire, South Wales, and Britain's first black sheriff. He was probably the wealthiest black...

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