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Haraszthy, Agoston (1812–69)

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 232 words.

early california wine-grower and promoter, frequently but wrongly identified as the ‘father of California wine’. Born in Austro-Hungary, he went

Nikitsky Botanic Garden

Peter Hayden.

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 247 words.

Yalta, Ukraine, was established by government decree in 1811. The first director, Carl Steven (1812–26), chose the

Inventing the Performing Arts

Matthew Isaac Cohen.

February 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Society and Culture. 344 pages.

Indonesia, with its mix of ethnic cultures, developed sense of national modernity, and cosmopolitan ethos, provides an important lens for investigating creative dialectics of tradition and...

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DAFFODIL in house

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 117 words.

1877 N & Q 5th ser. VIII 181–2 [Christow, Devon] When he got to the farmhouse he laid [the daffodil]

Rothschilds and wine

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 632 words.

The Rothschilds first entered the world of wine in 1853 when Baron Nathaniel (1812–70), grandson of Mayer Amschel and a

Tauride Palace

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

St Petersburg, Russia, was built (1783–9 by Starov) as a present from Catherine the Great to her favourite, Prince Potemkin (1739–91). Potemkin's gardener, William Gould (1735–1812),...

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Opinogóra

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Near Ciechanów, Poland. The village belonged to the Krasiński family as early as the 16th century. In 1828–43 a neo-Gothic Little Castle was erected for Zygmunt Krasiński (1812–59), one of...

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Nikitsky Botanic Garden

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Yalta, Ukraine, was established by government decree in 1811. The first director, Carl Steven (1812–26), chose the site, a steeply wooded slope leading down to the sea, near the village ...

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Theodor Hartweg

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1812–71), German plant collector who worked at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris (see Paris parks and gardens) before moving to England in his early twenties, being employed by the (Royal)...

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Rothschilds and wine

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 738 words.

The Rothschilds first entered the world of wine in 1853 when Baron Nathaniel (1812–70), grandson of Mayer Amschel and a member of the English branch of the family, bought Brane Mouton and...

ketchup

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.

From the Chinese koechap or kitsiap, originally meaning brine of pickled fish. Now used for spicy sauce or condiment made with juice of fruit or vegetables, vinegar, and spices. Tomato...

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Haig, Edward [Ned] (1858–1939), rugby player

Walter Allan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 494 words.

Haig, Edward [Ned] (1858–1939), rugby player, was born at Pleasants in the Scottish borders town of Jedburgh on 7 December 1858, the fifth son of Edward Haig (b. 1812/13), labourer, and his...

Jackson, Clement Nugent (1846–1924), sports administrator

M. A. Bryant.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 886 words.

Jackson, Clement Nugent (1846–1924), sports administrator, was born in Simla, India, on 2 April 1846, the second son of Lieutenant-General George Jackson (1812–1889), of the Bengal staff...

Thomas Nuttall

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1786–1859). Born in Yorkshire, Nuttall was a self-taught botanist fascinated with the United States to which he travelled in 1808, and where, apart from a brief interlude caused by the...

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Robert Fortune

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1812–80), Scottish plant collector in China and Japan who trained at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, before moving south to the (Royal) Horticultural Society Garden at Chiswick....

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Introduction

in In History's Grip

August 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 11451 words.

Newark is a small city in New Jersey, a sad, unwelcoming place with a sinister aura, with a meager skyline that stands in stark contrast to a vast expanse of crumbling buildings, streets,...

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Ten Broeck, Richard

John Dizikes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 770 words.

Ten Broeck, Richard ( May 1812–01 August 1892), horseman, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Richard Ten Broeck. His mother’s name is not known. Following his family’s tradition of...

Denison, Edward (1840–1870), philanthropist

Robert Harrison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 607 words.

Denison, Edward (1840–1870), philanthropist, born at the palace, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 8 September 1840, was the son of Edward Denison (1801–1854), bishop of Salisbury, and his first...

Whitcher, Frances Miriam Berry

Nancy A. Walker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1062 words.

Whitcher, Frances Miriam Berry (1812–04 January 1852), author, was born in Whitesboro, New York, the daughter of Elizabeth Wells and Lewis Berry, an innkeeper. As a child, Miriam (as she...

Bacon, Leonard, Sr.

Daniel G. Reid.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 972 words.

Bacon, Leonard, Sr. (19 February 1802–24 December 1881), Congregational minister and reformer, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of David Bacon and Alice Parks, missionaries. At the...