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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Semple, Robert (1777–1816), traveller and governor of the Hudson's Bay Company

C. A. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 500 words.

Semple, Robert (1777–1816), traveller and governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, the son of Robert Semple and Anne Greenlaw, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, on 26 February 1777. His...

Hudson, Henry

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making. 1582 words.

Hudson, Henry (?–23 June 1611), English navigator and explorer, was evidently a Londoner by birth and was probably trained in the service of the Muscovy Company, but his early life has not...

Pike, Richard (1834–1893), master mariner

J. K. Laughton.

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. 515 words.

Pike, Richard (1834–1893), master mariner, born at Carbonière in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, was brought up in the northern fisheries, in whaling and sealing. In 1869 he obtained command...

Rees, Sarah Jane [pseud. Cranogwen] (1839–1916), sailor, schoolmistress, and poet

Deirdre Beddoe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1227 words.

Rees, Sarah Jane [pseud. Cranogwen] (1839–1916), sailor, schoolmistress, and poet, was born on 9 January 1839 at Dolgoy Fach, a cottage some 2½ miles from the coastal village of Llangrannog...