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Gwinne, Matthew (1558–1627), physician and playwright

Iain Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Medicine and Health. 2903 words.

Gwinne, Matthew (1558–1627), physician and playwright, 'descended from an antient family in Wales' (Ward, 260) and probably the eldest son of Edward Gwinne (d. 1584), grocer or mercer, was...

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Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist

Alan O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Art. 934 words.

Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist, was born on 13 May 1852 at home at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the tenth of eleven children and fifth daughter...

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Littledale, Sir Joseph (1767–1842), judge

J. A. Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 396 words.

Littledale, Sir Joseph (1767–1842), judge, was born on 31 May 1767, the eldest son of Henry Littledale, a mercer and draper, of Eton House, Lancashire, who came from a Cumberland family,...

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Potter, Barnaby (bap. 1577, d. 1642), bishop of Carlisle

A. J. Hegarty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 907 words.

Potter, Barnaby (bap. 1577, d. 1642), bishop of Carlisle, son of Thomas Potter, mercer and alderman of Kendal, Westmorland, was baptized on 11 August 1577. After schooling at Kendal with Mr...

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Toplis, John (bap. 1775, d. 1857), mathematical teacher and translator

Anna M. Gielas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 886 words.

Toplis, John (bap. 1775, d. 1857), mathematical teacher and translator, was born in Nottingham, where he was baptized at St Peter’s Church on 25 April 1775, the only child of John Toplis (null...

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May, Earl (<i>born</i> 1927), double bass player

John Curry.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 591 words.

(b New York, 17 Sept 1927). American double bass player. In the early 1950s he was a student of Charles Mingus. He first worked in New York in 1951 with Gene Ammons, Miles Davis, Sonny...

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Copeland, Ray (1926 - 1984), trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, teacher

André Barbera and Barry Kernfeld.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 520 words.

(b Norfolk, VA, 17 July 1926; d New York, 18 May 1984). American trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, and teacher, father of Keith Copeland. He studied classical trumpet and in his teens...

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John Holland

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Details of Holland's early life are not known. He describes himself as English, and may have been born in London. He spent much of his professional life in London, where he was a merchant...

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Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford

Edward G. Longacre.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1387 words.

Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford (22 May 1818–28 July 1871), soldier and railroad entrepreneur, was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, the son of John Boyle, a judge, and Elizabeth Tilford. His father...

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Adair, John

Donna Grear Parker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1165 words.

Adair, John (09 January 1757–19 May 1840), soldier, politician, and governor of Kentucky, was born in Chester County, South Carolina, the son of Baron William Adair and Mary Moore. Little...

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Hughes, Langston

Steven C. Tracy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 3568 words.

Hughes, Langston (01 February 1902?–22 May 1967), writer, was born James Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri, the son of James Nathaniel Hughes, a stenographer/bookkeeper, and Carrie Mercer...

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Praty, Richard (c. 1390–1445), bishop of Chichester

Christopher Whittick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 2038 words.

Praty, Richard (c. 1390–1445), bishop of Chichester, was probably born in the southern midlands; his parents may have been Robert Praty, a prominent mercer, and his wife, Joan. He had...

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Wood, John Stephens

Henry Z. Scheele.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1123 words.

Wood, John Stephens (08 February 1885–12 September 1968), U.S. representative, was born near Ball Ground in Cherokee County, Georgia, the son of Jessie L. Wood and Sarah Holcomb, farmers....

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Johnson, Robert

Alan D. Watson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 729 words.

Johnson, Robert (1676?–03 May 1735), governor of South Carolina, was born in England, the son of Nathaniel Johnson, a member of Parliament, and Margaret (maiden name unknown). Nathaniel,...

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Mind Beyond the Brain

Paul Marshall.

in Mystical Encounters with the Natural World

July 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13423 words.

Spiritual approaches to mystical experience can be fleshed out with insights from the sciences and philosophy. Two overlapping ways of understanding the consciousness expansions of mystical...

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Pottier and Stymus

Gordon Campbell.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art. 151 words.

American firm of cabinetmakers and interior designers, active in New York. In the 1840s the cabinetmaker Auguste Pottier and the upholsterer William Pierre Stymus worked for the firm...

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The use of trusts in investment arbitration

Odysseas G Repousis.

in Arbitration International

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Arbitration; Company and Commercial Law; Competition Law; Employment and Labour Law; Settlement of Disputes. 13390 words.

Abstract

This article is the first to address the use of trusts in investment arbitration, and particularly all those instances in which trust structures may...

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Peggy Ramsay

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Molong, Australia, 27 May 1908; d. London, 4 Sept. 1991) The outstanding play agent in Britain after the Second World War. Brought up in South Africa, she came to England in 1929 and...

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Birch, John

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Social and Cultural History. 1239 words.

Birch, John (28 May 1918–25 August 1945), Baptist missionary and military officer, was born John Morrison Birch in Landaur, India, the son of George S. Birch and Ethel Ellis Birch. Both...

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