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Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 614 words.

Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist, was born on 16 March 1806 at Manchester, where his father, after whom he was named, was a practising surgeon in Oldham Street. The...

Earle, Ralph

Paolo E. Coletta.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Organization and Management of Education. 1166 words.

Earle, Ralph (03 May 1874–13 February 1939), naval officer and college president, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Stephen Carpenter Earle, an architect, and Mary Eaton...

Elliot, Robert James (1790–1849), naval officer and topographical draughtsman

Annette Peach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 310 words.

Elliot, Robert James (1790–1849), naval officer and topographical draughtsman, was born on 12 May 1790 in Wheldrake, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 30 May, the son of the Revd Robert...

Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 888 words.

Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer, was born in London on 6 January 1812.

His father, Alexander Findlay the elder (1790–1870), engraver...

Frost, Holloway Halstead

John Kennedy Ohl.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 1004 words.

Frost, Holloway Halstead (11 April 1889–26 January 1935), naval officer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Halstead H. Frost, a lawyer, and Mary Louise Downing. In 1910 he...

Gourlay, Sir (Basil) Ian Spencer (1920–2013), Royal Marines officer and educational administrator

Keith Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1463 words.

Gourlay, Sir (Basil) Ian Spencer (1920–2013), Royal Marines officer and educational administrator, was born on 13 November 1920 at 24 York Place, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, the son...

Graham, Gerald Sandford (1903–1988), imperial and naval historian

John Flint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1022 words.

Graham, Gerald Sandford (1903–1988), imperial and naval historian, was born on 27 April 1903 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, the son of Henry Sandford Graham (1868–1951), Presbyterian...

Horton, Mildred McAfee

D'Ann Campbell.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Organization and Management of Education. 1352 words.

Horton, Mildred McAfee (12 May 1902–02 September 1994), college president and director of the WAVES, was born Mildred Helen McAfee in Parkville, Missouri, the youngest of three daughters of...

Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor

Roger T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 794 words.

Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor, was born at Holsworthy, Devon, on 3 February 1785, and baptized on 1 September 1790 (the date sometimes given for his...

Knox, Dudley Wright

Christine F. Hughes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 1283 words.

Knox, Dudley Wright (21 June 1877–11 June 1960), naval officer and historian, was born in Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory, the son of Thomas Taylor Knox, a U.S. Army colonel, and...

Macintyre, Donald George Frederick Wyville (1904–1981), naval officer and historian

Richard Hill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 841 words.

Macintyre, Donald George Frederick Wyville (1904–1981), naval officer and historian, was born on 26 January 1904 in Dehra Dun, India, the younger son (there were no daughters) of...

Mahan, Alfred Thayer

Robert Seager.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 2621 words.

Mahan, Alfred Thayer (27 September 1840–01 December 1914), naval officer and author, was born in West Point, New York, the son of Dennis Hart Mahan, a professor of military engineering and...

Morris, Richard (1703–1779), clerk and promoter of the Welsh language

Dafydd Wyn Wiliam.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 620 words.

Morris, Richard (1703–1779), clerk and promoter of the Welsh language, was born on 2 February 1703 in Fferam in the parish of Llanfihangel Tre'r-beirdd in Anglesey, the second son of Morris...

Napier, Henry Edward (1789–1853), naval officer and historian

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 476 words.

Napier, Henry Edward (1789–1853), naval officer and historian, born at Celbridge, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 5 March 1789, was the son of Colonel George Napier (1751–1804) and his wife, Lady...

Richmond, Sir Herbert William (1871–1946), naval officer and college head

H. G. Thursfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1797 words.

Richmond, Sir Herbert William (1871–1946), naval officer and college head, was born at Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith, London, on 15 September 1871, the third child and second son of the artist...

Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1903–1982), naval officer and historian

Correlli Barnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 1118 words.

Roskill, Stephen Wentworth (1903–1982), naval officer and historian, was born on 1 August 1903 in London, the second of four sons (there were no daughters) of John Henry Roskill...

Schomberg, Isaac (1753–1813), naval officer and historian

C. H. H. Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; History. 1405 words.

Schomberg, Isaac (1753–1813), naval officer and historian, was born on 27 March 1753 in Great Yarmouth. His grandfather, Meyer Löw Schomberg, a German physician of Jewish descent, had...