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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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Fairbairn, John (1794–1864), newspaper proprietor and politician in Cape Colony

Stanley Trapido.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Journalism. 1577 words.

Fairbairn, John (1794–1864), newspaper proprietor and politician in Cape Colony, son of James Fairbairn, tenant of Carolside mill, and his wife, Agnes Bruce, was born at Legerwood, near...

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Lewis, Sir Samuel (1843–1903), lawyer and civic leader in Sierra Leone

John D. Hargreaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 991 words.

Lewis, Sir Samuel (1843–1903), lawyer and civic leader in Sierra Leone, was born on 13 November 1843 at Campbell Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, the second of the seven children of William...

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