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Hall, Basil

Percy Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); History of Science and Technology. 932 words.

Hall, Basil (31 December 1788–11 September 1844), captain in the British navy and author of scientific works and books of travel, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Sir James Hall,...

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 672 words.

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship, presumed to be a native of Newcastle upon Tyne, was at a very early age employed on colliers, as cook, cabin-boy, and...

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 702 words.

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation, was the younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. He attended Sedbergh grammar school, and...

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation

Susanna Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 477 words.

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation, was born at 39 Burr Street, Wapping, London, on 3 July 1772, the eldest of the eight children of James Norie...

Sherley [Shirley], Sir Thomas (1564–1633/4), privateer and travel writer

Richard Raiswell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; World History. 1622 words.

Sherley [Shirley], Sir Thomas (1564–1633/4), privateer and travel writer, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Sherley (c. 1542–1612) of Wiston, Sussex, and his wife, Anne Kempe (c.1542–1623),...