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Graham, Augustus

Olive Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1415 words.

Graham, Augustus (baptized 15 Apr. 1776–27 November 1851), philanthropist, was born Richard King in Devonshire, England, the son of John King, a hatter or a clothier, and Mary Barrons. It...

Boott, Kirk

Peyton Paxson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1058 words.

Boott, Kirk (20 October 1790–11 April 1837), a founder of the industrial city of Lowell, Massachusetts, was born in Boston, the son of Kirk “Church” Boott, an importer and merchant who...

Cook, Thomas (1808–1892), travel agent

Piers Brendon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 3598 words.

Cook, Thomas (1808–1892), travel agent, was born on 22 November 1808 at 9 Quick Close, Melbourne, Derbyshire. He was the only child of John Cook (1785–1812), labourer, and his wife,...

Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham-, fourth earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1841–1926), politician and yachtsman

S. L. Gwynn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics. 1995 words.

Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham-, fourth earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1841–1926), politician and yachtsman, was born at Adare Manor, co. Limerick, on 12 February 1841. He was the only son...

Cotton, Sir St Vincent, sixth baronet (1801–1863), sportsman and gambler

John D. Pickles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 788 words.

Cotton, Sir St Vincent, sixth baronet (1801–1863), sportsman and gambler, was born at Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, on 6 October 1801, the fourth child and second (but eldest...

Lucas [née Goldsmid], Helen (1835–1918), philanthropist and social worker

Susan L. Tananbaum.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Social Work. 823 words.

Lucas [née Goldsmid], Helen (1835–1918), philanthropist and social worker, was born on 10 August 1835, the first of the nine children of Frederick D. Goldsmid (1812–1866), a financier and...

Bonney, Mary Lucinda

Karen L. Graves.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education. 998 words.

Bonney, Mary Lucinda (08 June 1816–24 July 1900), educator and reformer, was born in Hamilton, New York, the daughter of Benjamin Bonney and Lucinda Wilder, farmers. Her father, a veteran...

Howe, Samuel Gridley

Kenneth Stuckey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1501 words.

Howe, Samuel Gridley (10 November 1801–09 January 1876), educator of the handicapped and social reformer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Neals Howe, a prosperous maker...

Karzhavin, Fedor Vasil’evich

N. N. Bolkhovitinov.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 778 words.

Karzhavin, Fedor Vasil’evich (20 January 1745–28 March 1812), Russian traveler and man of letters, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, the son of Vasilii Nikitich Karzhavin, a merchant, and...

public park

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

Garden, open space, or park open to and maintained by or for the public. From the time of C18 Enlightenment the desirability of providing public parks for the well-being of town-dwellers...

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pop

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Pop seems first to have been used as a colloquial term for fizzy drinks at the beginning of the nineteenth century: in 1812 the poet Robert Southey writes in a letter of ‘a new...

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Thompson, William Tappan

L. Moody Simms.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1014 words.

Thompson, William Tappan (31 August 1812–24 March 1882), author and humorist, was born in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of David Thompson, of Virginia, and Catherine Kerney, a native of Dublin,...

Clasper, John Hawks [Jack] (1836–1908), boat builder and oarsman

Eric Halladay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1178 words.

Clasper, John Hawks [Jack] (1836–1908), boat builder and oarsman, born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 13 October 1836, was the eldest of thirteen children (eight daughters and five sons) of...

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz [Charley] (1837–1896), magazine editor and compiler of guidebooks

M. Clare Loughlin-Chow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Journalism. 1251 words.

Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz [Charley] (1837–1896), magazine editor and compiler of guidebooks, was born on 6 January 1837 at 15 Furnival's Inn, London, the eldest of the ten children of...

Ridding [née Palmer], Lady Laura Elizabeth (1849–1939), suffragist and philanthropist

Serena Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Politics; Gender and Politics. 839 words.

Ridding [née Palmer], Lady Laura Elizabeth (1849–1939), suffragist and philanthropist, was born on 26 March 1849 at Harley Street, London, the daughter of Roundell Palmer (1812–1895), later...

Ellis, William Webb (1806–1872), Church of England clergyman and supposed originator of rugby

K. G. Sheard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1527 words.

Ellis, William Webb (1806–1872), Church of England clergyman and supposed originator of rugby, was born in Salford, Lancashire, on 24 November 1806, the younger of two sons of James Ellis (dnull...

Andrews, Stephen Pearl

Madeleine Stern.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Philosophy. 1259 words.

Andrews, Stephen Pearl (22 March 1812–21 May 1886), eccentric philosopher and reformer, was born in Templeton, Massachusetts, the son of Elisha Andrews, a Baptist clergyman, and Wealthy Ann...

Milligan, Lambdin P.

Frank L. Klement.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 948 words.

Milligan, Lambdin P. (24 March 1812–21 December 1899), lawyer and defendant in a notable U.S. Supreme Court case, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, the son of Moses Milligan and Mary Purdy,...

Pleasant, Mary Ellen

Lynn Downey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Business and Management; World History. 1165 words.

Pleasant, Mary Ellen (1812?–1904), legendary African-American woman of influence and political power in Gold Rush and Gilded Age San Francisco, was born, according to some sources, a slave...