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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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Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer

G. C. Boase.

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. 530 words.

Harrison, William (1812–1860), merchant navy officer, son of a master in the merchant service, was born at Maryport, Cumberland, in October 1812. He was apprenticed to Mr Porter, a...

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Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician

John MacQueen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 625 words.

Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician, was born on 2 March 1812, the eldest of the eight children of James Dunbar (1778–1840) and his wife, Anna...

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Macmillan, Kirkpatrick (bap. 1812, d. 1878), inventor of the pedal bicycle

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 514 words.

Macmillan, Kirkpatrick (bap. 1812, d. 1878), inventor of the pedal bicycle, was born in the parish of Keir near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, and baptized on 18 September 1812. He was the fifth...

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Clasper, Henry [Harry] (1812–1870), oarsman and boat builder

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. 753 words.

Clasper, Henry [Harry] (1812–1870), oarsman and boat builder, was born at Dunston, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5 July 1812, the son of Robert and Jane Clasper. He married his cousin...

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Smith, George Samuel Fereday (1812–1891), industrialist and canal manager

Gerald Crompton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 864 words.

Smith, George Samuel Fereday (1812–1891), industrialist and canal manager, was born on 7 May 1812, at Tipton, Staffordshire, the elder son of the ironmaster Richard Smith (d. 1868), and his...

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Doxford, Sir William Theodore (1841–1916), shipbuilder

Alan G. Jamieson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1283 words.

Doxford, Sir William Theodore (1841–1916), shipbuilder, was born at Bridge Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, co. Durham, on 1 February 1841, the first of four sons in a family of ten...

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Horne, Benjamin Worthy (1804–1870), coach proprietor

Dorian Gerhold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 612 words.

Horne, Benjamin Worthy (1804–1870), coach proprietor, was the eldest son of William Horne, and his wife, Mary. William Horne (1783–1828) was originally a painter, and entered the innkeeping...

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Williams, Charles Wye (1779/80–1866), developer of steam navigation

Freda Harcourt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1228 words.

Williams, Charles Wye (1779/80–1866), developer of steam navigation, was born in Dublin, the second of four sons of Thomas Williams, secretary to the Bank of Ireland, and his wife. Although...

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Stevens, Edwin Augustus

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1140 words.

Stevens, Edwin Augustus (29 July 1795–08 August 1868), railroad company executive, was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of John Stevens, an inventor and entrepreneur, and Rachel Cox....

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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...

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Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 927 words.

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer, was baptized in Enfield on 28 June 1794, the third son and youngest child of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his...

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Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist

Emma Butcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1142 words.

Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist, was born at 37 English Street, Kingston upon Hull, on 21 March 1841, the son of George Townley Fullam (1816–1883), schoolmaster, and...

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Hunley, Horace L.

Robert S. Neyland.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1449 words.

Hunley, Horace L. (29 December 1823–15 October 1863), promoter and financier of three Confederate submarines, was born Horace Lawson Hunley in Sumner County, Tennessee, just north of...

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Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman

Geoffrey Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Business and Management. 1909 words.

Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 June 1916 at The Parks, New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of Cyril Joseph Bamford, agricultural...

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Dillon, Sidney

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1102 words.

Dillon, Sidney (07 May 1812–09 June 1892), railroad constructor and financier, was born in Northampton, Montgomery County, New York, the son of Timothy Dillon, a farmer who had fought in...

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Lord, Eleazar

Robert E. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Theology. 1608 words.

Lord, Eleazar (09 September 1788–03 June 1871), financier, railway president, and theologian, was born in Franklin, Connecticut, the son of Nathan Lord and Mary Nevins. After a local...

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Barlow, Joel

Carla J. Mulford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2713 words.

Barlow, Joel (24 March 1754–26 December 1812), businessman, diplomat, and poet, was born in Redding, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Barlow and Esther Hull, fairly well-to-do farmers. Barlow...

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Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...

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