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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848)

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 102 words.

(1767–1848), Australian colonial politician who arrived in Sydney in 1826 to become New South Wales Colonial Secretary.

Macleay,

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Hartland, Edwin Sidney (1848–1927)

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 313 words.

(1848–1927).

A solicitor in Swansea and later Gloucester, who served as President of the Folklore Society, 1899–1901.

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Addy, Sidney Oldall (1848–1933)

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 300 words.

(1848–1933).

A solicitor in Sheffield from 1877 until his retirement in 1905, his real passion was for

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Scott, William (1797–1848), jockey

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 363 words.

Scott, William (1797–1848), jockey, brother of the trainer John Scott (1794–1871), was born at Chippenham, near Newmarket, and was first employed in the stables of his father (d. 1848), a...

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Burn, Amos (1848–1925), chess player

W. D. Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 1223 words.

Burn, Amos (1848–1925), chess player, was born on 31 December 1848 at 28 Bourne Street, Kingston upon Hull. He was the third surviving son (there were also three daughters) of Amos Burn...

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Cribb, Tom (1781–1848), pugilist

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1315 words.

Cribb, Tom (1781–1848), pugilist, was born at Hanham in the parish of Bitton, Gloucestershire, on 8 July 1781, the son of Thomas and Hannah Cribb (he had three brothers and three sisters)....

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“Justice and Kindness” (1848–1866)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis

November 2007; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9925 words.

In the nineteenth century, the numbers of the “despised” Jews in Iran had declined substantially compared to the increasing population of Muslims. Aside from such factors as insecurity,...

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Roberts, Samuel (1763–1848), writer on social issues

Samuel Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 547 words.

Roberts, Samuel (1763–1848), writer on social issues, was born in Sheffield on 18 April 1763. He was the second and eldest surviving son of Samuel Roberts, manufacturer and merchant, and...

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Transition States in the Chaotic Pacific, 1812–1848

Edward Sugden.

in Emergent Worlds

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 20707 words.

This chapter explores the historical fold between a declining Spanish colonialism and a coming but not inevitable US imperial nation-state. Terming this midzone the “transition state,” it...

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Orme, Eliza (1848–1937), social activist and lawyer

Leslie Howsam.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 784 words.

Orme, Eliza (1848–1937), social activist and lawyer, was born on 25 December 1848 at 16 Regent Villas, Avenue Road, London, the seventh of eight children of Charles Orme (c.1807–1893),...

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Parker, Mary Ann (1765/6–1848), traveller

Deirdre Coleman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 1042 words.

Parker, Mary Ann (1765/6–1848), traveller, was a physician's daughter but her parents' names are unknown. Nothing is known of her early life save that she lived three years in Spain as a...

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Bosanquet, Bernard (1848–1923), philosopher and social theorist

A. M. McBriar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Philosophy. 2200 words.

Bosanquet, Bernard (1848–1923), philosopher and social theorist, was born on 14 June 1848 at Rock Hall, near Alnwick, the youngest of five sons of the Revd Robert William Bosanquet...

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Everard, Harry Stirling Crawfurd (1848–1909), writer on golf

J. R. Lowerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 381 words.

Everard, Harry Stirling Crawfurd (1848–1909), writer on golf, was born at Claybrook House, Leicestershire, on 30 January 1848, the only son of Henry Everard of Gosberton, Lincolnshire, and...

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Webb, Matthew [known as Captain Webb] (1848–1883), swimmer

Charles Sprawson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1254 words.

Webb, Matthew [known as Captain Webb] (1848–1883), swimmer, was born on 18 January 1848 at Dawley, Shropshire, one of a family of twelve children of Matthew Webb (1813–1876), a country...

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Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Medicine and Health. 3253 words.

Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1848 at Clematis House, close to the family home of Downend House, Downend, Mangotsfield,...

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MacGregor, William (1848–1937), Church of England clergyman and philanthropist

David Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1003 words.

MacGregor, William (1848–1937), Church of England clergyman and philanthropist, was born on 16 May 1848 at 26 Falkner Street, Liverpool, the second of the three sons of Walter Fergus...

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Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor

Julia Bolton Holloway.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1564 words.

Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor, was born on 30 September 1848 at Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Haworth, Yorkshire, the ninth of the eleven children...

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Deane, Charles Anthony (1796–1848), diver and inventor of diving equipment

William Ronald Braithwaite and John Bevan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1510 words.

Deane, Charles Anthony (1796–1848), diver and inventor of diving equipment, was born in September 1796 at 53 Hughes Fields, Deptford, Kent, and was baptized at St Nicholas's Church,...

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King, Hugh Fortescue Locke (1848–1926), landowner and promoter of motor-racing

J. S. L. Pulford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1609 words.

King, Hugh Fortescue Locke (1848–1926), landowner and promoter of motor-racing, was born at Chertsey, Surrey, on 7 October 1848, the third of four sons and sixth of nine children of Peter...

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Ward, Artemas (1848–1925)

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 264 words.

author of The Grocer’s Handbook (1919), The Grocer’s Encyclopedia (1911), and The Encyclopedia of Food (...

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