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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....

Campbell, Lady Archibald, (Janey Sevilla)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Literature; Publishing; Social and Cultural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 219 words.

Born d of late James Callander of Ardkinglas and Craigforth, and of late Hon. Mrs Callander (whose portrait hangs in the King of Bavaria’s Gallery of Beauty at...

Cock, George (bap. 1615, d. 1679), merchant and friend of Samuel Pepys

C. Batey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Social and Cultural History. 717 words.

Cock, George (bap. 1615, d. 1679), merchant and friend of Samuel Pepys, was baptized at All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 25 April 1615, the son of Garrett Cocke. His family were deeply...

Haskins, Minnie Louise (1875–1957), author and industrial welfare promoter

K. D. Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature. 1180 words.

Haskins, Minnie Louise (1875–1957), author and industrial welfare promoter, was born at 2 Kingswood Hill, Oldland, near Bristol, on 12 May 1875, the second child and eldest daughter of...

Jacobs, Harriet

Jean Fagan Yellin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1244 words.

Jacobs, Harriet (1813–07 March 1897), autobiographer and reformer, was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, the daughter of Elijah, a skilled slave carpenter, and Delilah, a house...

Jogee, Dr Moussa

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Literature; Publishing. 102 words.

OBE 2002 (MBE 1996)

Born 11 Nov. 1930; s of Ebrahim Moosa and Aysha Ebrahim; m 1948, Fatma Seedat; one s two d (and one d decd); partner, Elizabeth Hall; two ...

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Lafayette, James

Patrick G. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History. 903 words.

Lafayette, James (1748–09 August 1830), patriot spy, also known to history as James Armistead, was born in slavery; little is recorded of his parentage or early life except that he belonged...

Mesta, Perle

Richard O. Davies.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1199 words.

Mesta, Perle (12 Oct. 1889 or 1891–16 March 1975), political activist, businesswoman, diplomat, and hostess, was born Pearl Skirvin in Sturgis, Michigan, the daughter of William Balser...

Poole, Thomas (1766–1837), tanner and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

T. W. Mayberry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Social and Cultural History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1824 words.

Poole, Thomas (1766–1837), tanner and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was born on 14 November 1766 in Nether Stowey, Somerset, and baptized there on 12 December, the second child of...

Sewall, Samuel

Jonathan M. Chu.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1414 words.

Sewall, Samuel (28 March 1652–01 January 1730), colonial merchant, judge, and philanthropist, was born at Bishop Stoke, Hampshire, England, the son of Henry Sewall, a pastor, and Jane...

Terhune, Mary Virginia Hawes

Karen Manners Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1680 words.

Terhune, Mary Virginia Hawes (21 December 1830–03 June 1922), novelist and domestic expert, was born in Dennisville, Amelia County, Virginia. She was the second of seven surviving children...

Watt, Hamish

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Publishing; Social and Cultural History. 125 words.

Born 27 Dec. 1925; s of Wm Watt and Caroline C. Allan; m 1948, Mary Helen Grant (marr. diss. 1989; she d 2007); one s two d; m 2013...

Williams, (Owen) Alfred (1877–1930), poet and writer on rural and industrial life

John Goodridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Agriculture and Farming; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 726 words.

Williams, (Owen) Alfred (1877–1930), poet and writer on rural and industrial life, was born in South Marston, near Swindon, Wiltshire, the fifth of eight surviving children and the youngest...