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Alvarez, Manuel

Dianne Jennings Walker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1299 words.

Alvarez, Manuel (1794–05 July 1856), merchant and U.S. consul, was born in Abelgas, León, Spain, the son of Don José Alvarez and Doña María Antonia Arias. Alvarez spent his childhood in his...

Barret, William (d. 1584), commercial agent and consul

Christine Woodhead.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 434 words.

Barret, William (d. 1584), commercial agent and consul, is of obscure origins. The earliest mention of Barret concerns his assisting the merchant John Keele to load the Turkey Company's...

Bowdoin, James

James M. Banner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 921 words.

Bowdoin, James (22 September 1752–11 October 1811), merchant and diplomat, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, son of James Bowdoin, a merchant and Massachusetts governor, and Elizabeth...

Bowes, Sir Jerome (d. 1616), diplomat and glass maker

M. Unkovskaya.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1626 words.

Bowes, Sir Jerome (d. 1616), diplomat and glass maker, was the son of Sir John Bowes, landowner, of Elford, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Huddleston of Lancashire....

Bradshaw, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1685), merchant and diplomat

Sarah Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1321 words.

Bradshaw, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1685), merchant and diplomat, was baptized at Pennington, Aspull, Lancashire, on 25 August 1610; his parents are unknown. A merchant of Chester, he was...

Bunker, Ellsworth

Douglas Pike and Lisabeth G. Svendsgaard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1415 words.

Bunker, Ellsworth (11 May 1894–27 September 1984), businessman and diplomat, was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of George R. Bunker, a founder of the National Sugar Refining Company,...

Carter, Henry Alpheus Peirce

Rhoda E. A. Hackler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1283 words.

Carter, Henry Alpheus Peirce (07 August 1837–01 November 1891), merchant and diplomat, was born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii, the son of Captain Joseph Oliver Carter, a Pacific trader and...

Caxton, William (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat

N. F. Blake.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Publishing. 4557 words.

Caxton, William (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat, was the first Englishman to print books, bringing the printing press to England in 1475 or 1476.

Nothing is known...

Chapman, Charles (1752–1809), East India Company servant and emissary to Vietnam

P. J. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1082 words.

Chapman, Charles (1752–1809), East India Company servant and emissary to Vietnam, was born on 23 November 1752, son of Charles Chapman (d. c.1796), army officer. After the obligatory...

Chouteau, Auguste Pierre

Randolph B. Campbell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; World History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1103 words.

Chouteau, Auguste Pierre (09 May 1786–25 December 1838), fur trader and Indian diplomat, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Jean Pierre Chouteau, a fur trader and one of the...

Clark, Daniel

Carolyn E. De Latte.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; State and Local Government; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1267 words.

Clark, Daniel (1766–13 August 1813), merchant, diplomat, and territorial delegate, was born in Sligo, Ireland. Although his parents’ names are unknown, his family’s wealth and connections...

Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson

Nancy Gordon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1515 words.

Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson (26 August 1831–17 November 1920), businessman and diplomat, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Coolidge, Jr., a businessman, and Eleanora...

Crosby, Sir John (d. 1476), merchant and diplomat

Pamela Nightingale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 865 words.

Crosby, Sir John (d. 1476), merchant and diplomat, inherited from his father the manor of Hanworth, which had also been held by his grandfather. He was apprenticed to the prominent London...

Davidson, Alan Eaton (1924–2003), diplomatist and food historian

Paul Levy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1981 words.

Davidson, Alan Eaton (1924–2003), diplomatist and food historian, was born on 30 March 1924 at Garden City, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the only son and elder child of William John...

Draper, William Franklin

John Potter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1237 words.

Draper, William Franklin (09 April 1842–28 January 1910), textile machinery manufacturer and inventor, congressman, and ambassador to Italy, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of...

Erskine, Thomas, ninth earl of Kellie (1745/6–1828), merchant and diplomat

Marianne McLeod Gilchrist.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 949 words.

Erskine, Thomas, ninth earl of Kellie (1745/6–1828), merchant and diplomat, was probably born at Cambo House, near Kingsbarns, Fife, the third son of David Erskine (c.1697–1769), Rothesay...

Fawkener, Sir Everard (1694–1758), merchant and diplomatist

Haydn Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1286 words.

Fawkener, Sir Everard (1694–1758), merchant and diplomatist, was born on 23 February 1694 in the City of London and baptized on the same day at St Michael Bassishaw. The Fawkener family...

Green, Benjamin Edwards

Thomas Schoonover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1274 words.

Green, Benjamin Edwards (05 February 1822–12 May 1907), lawyer, diplomat, and business promoter, was born in Elkton, Kentucky, the son of Duff Green and Lucretia Maria Edwards. He grew up...

Grimké, Archibald Henry

Johnie D. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1245 words.

Grimké, Archibald Henry (17 August 1849–25 February 1930), lawyer, diplomat, and protest leader, was born a slave on “Caneacres” plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Henry...

Guidotti, Sir Antonio (1492–1555), merchant and diplomat

L. E. Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1054 words.

Guidotti, Sir Antonio (1492–1555), merchant and diplomat, was born on 27 May 1492 in Florence, the son of Andrea di Zanobi Guidotti (1457–1520) and Lucretia d'Antonio Gondi. The evidence...