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Barnum, P. T.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Business and Management; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; State and Local Government. 2850 words.

Barnum, P. T. (05 July 1810–07 April 1891), showman, was born Phineas Taylor Barnum in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of Philo F. Barnum, a farmer and storekeeper, and Irena Taylor. While...

Cahill, Holger

Barbara Blumberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1482 words.

Cahill, Holger (13 January 1887–08 July 1960), author and curator, was born Sveinn Kristjan Bjarnarson, in Snifellsnessyslu, Iceland, the son of Björn Bjarnarson, a laborer, and Vigdis...

Candler, Allen Daniel

Kenneth Coleman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; State and Local Government. 633 words.

Candler, Allen Daniel (04 November 1834–26 October 1910), politician and compiler of records, was born in Auraria, Georgia, the son of Daniel Gill Candler and Nancy Caroline Matthews,...

ChurchillSpencer-, George, fifth duke of Marlborough (1766–1840), politician and book collector

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 7 words.

See Spencer, George, fourth duke of Marlborough

Coggeshall, William Turner

Leigh Johnsen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Journalism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1000 words.

Coggeshall, William Turner (06 September 1824–02 August 1867), journalist, state librarian, and diplomat, was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, the son of William C. Coggeshall, a...

Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh (bap. 1594, d. 1655), politician and book collector

James Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 1148 words.

Conway, Edward, second Viscount Conway and second Viscount Killultagh (bap. 1594, d. 1655), politician and book collector, was baptized at Arrow, Warwickshire, on 10 August 1594, the eldest...

Dent, John (1761–1826), politician and book collector

D. R. Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 828 words.

Dent, John (1761–1826), politician and book collector, was born on 21 August 1761 and baptized at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, on 13 September 1761, the son of Robert Dent (1731–1805),...

Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector

John Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Ethnic Politics. 8071 words.

Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector, was most probably born at Saltoun, in Haddingtonshire; a gap in the parish register...

Flint, Weston

Donald G. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 713 words.

Flint, Weston (04 July 1835–06 April 1906), librarian, attorney, and government official, was born in Pike, Wyoming County, New York, the son of Nicholas Flint and Phebe Burt Willoughby,...

Graham, George (1801–1888), civil servant

Edward Higgs.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1381 words.

Graham, George (1801–1888), civil servant, was born at Arthuret, Cumberland, on 13 September 1801, the third son and third of the seven children of Sir James Graham of Netherby, first...

Greenhill, Basil Jack (1920–2003), diplomatist, maritime historian, and museum director

G. Hattersley-Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1171 words.

Greenhill, Basil Jack (1920–2003), diplomatist, maritime historian, and museum director, was born on 26 February 1920 at 169 Moorland Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, the only child of...

Grenville, Thomas (1755–1846), politician and book collector

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 1361 words.

Grenville, Thomas (1755–1846), politician and book collector, was born on 31 December 1755, the third son of George Grenville (1712–1770), politician, and Elizabeth (d. 1769), daughter of...

Hoblyn, Robert (bap. 1710, d. 1756), politician and book collector

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 629 words.

Hoblyn, Robert (bap. 1710, d. 1756), politician and book collector, was born at Nanswhyden House, St Columb Major, and baptized at St Columb Major in Cornwall on 5 May 1710. He was the only...

Logan, James

Jeffrey B. Webb.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1446 words.

Logan, James (20 October 1674–31 October 1751), provincial councilor, scholar, and William Penn's secretary in America, provincial councilor, scholar, and William Penn’s secretary in...

Rhees, William Jones

Edward F. Rivinus.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics. 896 words.

Rhees, William Jones (13 March 1830–18 March 1907), government administrator and archivist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Rush Rhees, a physician, and Margaret...

Rich, Obadiah

Richard Hollinger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 867 words.

Rich, Obadiah (1783–20 January 1850), diplomat and book dealer, was born in Truro, Massachusetts, the son of Obadiah Rich, a ship captain, and Salome Lombard. About 1789 his family moved to...

Scrimgeour [Scrymgeour], Henry (1505?–1572), diplomat and book collector

Marie-Claude Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1320 words.

Scrimgeour [Scrymgeour], Henry (1505?–1572), diplomat and book collector, was born in Dundee, most likely in 1505 but possibly in 1508 or 1509, since Andrew Melville gives Scrimgeour's age...

Shaw, William Smith

John D. Knowlton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1086 words.

Shaw, William Smith (12 August 1778–25 April 1826), bibliophile, lawyer, and presidential secretary, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend John Shaw, a minister, and...

Southgate, Walter Charles (1890–1986), political activist and co-founder of the National Museum of Labour History

Terry Philpot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 847 words.

Southgate, Walter Charles (1890–1986), political activist and co-founder of the National Museum of Labour History, was born on 8 May 1890 at 49 North (later Northiam) Street, South Hackney,...

Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), politician and book collector

Malcolm Lester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; UK Politics. 2379 words.

Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), politician and book collector, was born at Wimbledon Park in Surrey on 1 September 1758, the only son of John Spencer, first Earl...