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Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator

Derek Howse

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/50961

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Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator, probably born at Portsmouth, was the eldest son of Benjamin Dawes, clerk of works in the Office of Ordnance in Portsmouth. He was gazetted second lieutenant of marines in September 1779, and was wounded in the ...

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Subjects: US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Astronomy and Astrophysics

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