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Barbour, John (c. 1330–1395), ecclesiastic and verse historian

A. A. M. Duncan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; History. 1499 words.

Barbour, John (c. 1330–1395), ecclesiastic and verse historian, was author of the Old or Middle Scots poem The Bruce. His birth is usually placed about 1325, as much to give him a toehold...

Brooks, Walter Henderson

Adam Biggs.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1287 words.

Brooks, Walter Henderson (30 August 1851–06 July 1945), clergyman, temperance leader, and poet, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Albert Royal Brooks and Lucy Goode, slaves....

Castillo, John (1792–1845), stonemason, poet, and preacher

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 394 words.

Castillo, John (1792–1845), stonemason, poet, and preacher, was born at Rathfarnham, near Dublin. When he was two or three years old his parents, who were Roman Catholics, emigrated to...

Caulkins, Frances Manwaring

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History; Religion and Education. 1049 words.

Caulkins, Frances Manwaring (26 April 1795–03 February 1869), author, was born in New London, Connecticut, the daughter of Joshua Caulkins, a seagoing trader who died in Haiti before her...

Crosby, Fanny

Mel R. Wilhoit.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Religion. 1214 words.

Crosby, Fanny (24 March 1820–12 February 1915), poet and author of gospel hymn texts, was born Frances Jane Crosby in Putnam County, New York, the daughter of John Crosby and Mercy Crosby,...

Davies, Samuel

Mark A. Noll.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education. 1720 words.

Davies, Samuel (03 November 1723–04 February 1761), Presbyterian minister, author, and educator, was born in the Welsh Tract in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, the son of...

Dixon, Richard Watson (1833–1900), ecclesiastical historian and poet

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); History of Religion. 1940 words.

Dixon, Richard Watson (1833–1900), ecclesiastical historian and poet, was born on 5 May 1833 at Islington, London, the eldest of the six surviving children of James Dixon (1788–1871) and...

Lowell, Robert Traill Spence

Donald S. Armentrout.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education. 971 words.

Lowell, Robert Traill Spence (08 October 1816–12 September 1891), Episcopal priest, educator, and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Charles Lowell, a...

Mawer, John (1702/3–1763), poet and biblical translator

C. E. A. Cheesman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Biblical Studies. 1161 words.

Mawer, John (1702/3–1763), poet and biblical translator, was the younger son of John Mawer (b. 1668, d. in or after 1729) of Upleatham, Cleveland, and his wife, Elizabeth Hart (d. in or...

More, Henry (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian

Sarah Hutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; Philosophy; Theology. 2558 words.

More, Henry (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian, was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 12 October 1614, the youngest of the seven sons of Alexander More, sometime alderman and...