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Austin, John (b. 1752, d. before 1838), music stenographer and inventor of a power-loom

Page Life.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Education; Music Education and Pedagogy. 567 words.

Austin, John (b. 1752, d. before 1838), music stenographer and inventor of a power-loom, was born at Craigton, near Glasgow, on 17 April 1752, the son of the gardener to John Baird,...

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer

Andrew Minney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Voice. 912 words.

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer, was born in Troy, Ohio, USA, on 23 May 1860, the eldest son of the Revd James Winn Gunn and his wife, Mary Catherine....

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister

Douglas Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics; Conducting. 16966 words.

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath...

Jephson, Harriet Julia, (Lady Jephson)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Medicine and Health; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 103 words.

Born d of Archibald Campbell, of Thornhill, Quebec; m Capt. Sir Alfred Jephson, RN (d 1900); no c; died 26 Nov. 1930

a Lady of Grace of the Order of St...

Lindsay, (John) Maurice

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Music. 774 words.

CBE 1979; TD 1946

Born 21 July 1918; s of Matthew Lindsay and Eileen Frances Brock; m 1946, Aileen Joyce Gordon; one s two d (and one d decd); died...

Manners, Charles (Southcote Mansergh)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 230 words.

Born London, 27 Dec. 1857; e s by 2nd wife of Col John Craven Mansergh, late RHA, JP Cork and Tipperary; m Fanny Moody; died...

Picken, Dr Laurence Ernest Rowland

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Music. 118 words.

FBA 1973

Born 16 July 1909; died 16 March 2007

Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1944–76, then Emeritus (Hon. Fellow, 1989)

Oldknow Road and...

Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer

D. J. O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economics. 710 words.

Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer, was born in Aghnamallagh, near the town of Monaghan, Ireland, and was descended...

Scanlon

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Science and Mathematics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Music. 122 words.

Born 26 Oct. 1913; m 1943, Nora; two d; died 27 Jan. 2004

President, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, 1968–78; Member, British Gas Corporation, 1976–82...

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Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 569 words.

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward...

Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music

Theo Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Music; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 995 words.

Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music, was born in New York on 7 September 1862, the second son of Gustavus Speyer, a Jewish banker, of Frankfurt,...

Warren, Josiah

Charles F. Howlett.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conducting. 1793 words.

Warren, Josiah (c. 1798–14 April 1874), social reformer, inventor, musician, and America's first philosophical anarchist, was born in Boston. The names of his parents are not known,...