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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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Frazer, John Fries

Mark D. Bowles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Medicinal Chemistry. 853 words.

Frazer, John Fries (08 July 1812–12 October 1872), scientist and educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Frazer, a lawyer, and Elizabeth Fries. By the time he...

White, John Campbell, Baron Overtoun (1843–1908), philanthropist and chemical manufacturer

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 898 words.

White, John Campbell, Baron Overtoun (1843–1908), philanthropist and chemical manufacturer, was born at Hayfield, near Rutherglen, on 21 November 1843, the middle child of seven and only...

Howard, Luke (1772–1864), manufacturing chemist and meteorologist

Jim Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1750 words.

Howard, Luke (1772–1864), manufacturing chemist and meteorologist, was born on 28 November 1772 in London, one of the several children of Robert Howard (1738–1812) and his wife, Elizabeth...

Keating, Thomas (c. 1787–1870), chemist and druggist

Adrian Room.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Medicinal Chemistry; Pharmacology. 799 words.

Keating, Thomas (c. 1787–1870), chemist and druggist, was born in Homerton, Middlesex, the son of William Keating, attorney. Little is known of his early life but the court minute-book of...