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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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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...

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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,...

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Lamar, John Basil

Kenneth Coleman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Agriculture and Farming. 887 words.

Lamar, John Basil (05 November 1812–15 September 1862), writer and planter, was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, the son of Zachariah Lamar, a merchant and planter, and Mary Ann Robinson....

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