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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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Paul, Josephine Bay

Thaddeus Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 570 words.

Paul, Josephine Bay (10 August 1900–06 August 1962), businesswoman and philanthropist, was born Josephine Holt Perfect in Anamosa, Iowa, the daughter of Otis Lincoln Perfect, a realtor, and...

Tractors on eBay: Differences between Internet and In-Person Auctions

Florian Diekmann, Brian E. Roe and Marvin T. Batte.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Market Structure and Pricing. 9390 words.

We provide a systematic examination of the differences between Internet and in-person auction prices for used tractors. A hedonic model estimated with transactions pooled between eBay and...

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Simpson, Sir George (1786/7?–1860), governor of the Hudson's Bay Company

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1317 words.

Simpson, Sir George (1786/7?–1860), governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, was born in the parish of Lochbroom in the Scottish highlands, son of George Simpson. An illegitimate child, he was...

Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official

Barry M. Gough.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 954 words.

Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official, is of uncertain origins, although he may have been the son of John Kelsey, mariner, of East Greenwich,...

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...

McNamara, Robert S.

James Patterson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2315 words.

McNamara, Robert S. (09 June 1916–06 July 2009), business executive, president of Ford Motor Company, U.S. secretary of defense, and president of the World Bank, was born Robert Strange...

DESIGNING AUCTIONS TO PROTECT COMPETITION AND TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY AND REVENUE

Jia Yi Jayme Leong and Hi Lin Tan.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11016 words.

The use of auctions has become increasingly widespread, from the allocation of resources like electricity and spectrum, to the selling of personal items on online websites like eBay....

Ruppert, Jacob

Richard C. Crepeau.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1331 words.

Ruppert, Jacob (05 August 1867–13 January 1939), brewer and baseball club owner, was born in New York City, the son of Jacob Ruppert, a brewer, and Anna Gillig. His paternal grandfather was...

Norton, Joshua Abraham

Caroline M. Fannin.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History. 1229 words.

Norton, Joshua Abraham (1818 or 1819–08 January 1880), merchant and self-proclaimed emperor of the United States and protector of Mexico, was born in London, England, the son of John...

Weems, Mason Locke

Don Armentrout.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Biographical Studies. 1326 words.

Weems, Mason Locke (11 October 1759–23 May 1825), Episcopal priest, writer, and book agent, was born at “Marshes Seat,” near Herring Bay, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the son of David...

Bland, Horatio (1802?–1876), merchant and collector

K. D. Reynolds.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 1897 words.

Bland, Horatio (1802?–1876), merchant and collector, was born in Newfoundland, probably in 1802, and baptized on 30 January 1804 at St Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, the...

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...

Wells, Samuel Roberts

Madeleine B. Stern.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Publishing. 1182 words.

Wells, Samuel Roberts (04 April 1820–13 April 1875), publisher, was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Russell Wells, a farmer (mother’s name unknown). Shortly after his birth...

Pynchon, William

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1250 words.

Pynchon, William (26 December 1590–29 October 1662), fur trader, magistrate, and founder of Springfield, Massachusetts, was born at Springfield, in Essex, England, the son of John Pynchon...

Roosevelt, Kermit

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 957 words.

Roosevelt, Kermit (10 October 1889–04 June 1943), businessman and explorer, was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president of the...

Sterling, Ross Shaw

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1158 words.

Sterling, Ross Shaw (11 February 1875–25 March 1949), oilman and politician, was born near Anahuac, Chambers County, Texas, the son of Benjamin Franklin Sterling, a storekeeper and farmer,...

Thompson, David

Jerome O. Steffen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Cartography; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 738 words.

Thompson, David (30 April 1770–10 February 1857), explorer, cartographer, and fur trader, was born in London, England, the son of David Thompson and Ann (maiden name unknown). His father...

Newberry, Truman Handy

Leonard Schlup.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1076 words.

Newberry, Truman Handy (05 November 1864–03 October 1945), businessman and senator, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of John Stoughton Newberry, a lawyer, congressman, and...

Faneuil, Peter

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 913 words.

Faneuil, Peter (20 June 1700–03 March 1743), merchant and philanthropist, was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Benjamin Faneuil and Anne Bureau, French Huguenot refugees who left...

Forsyth, Thomas

Douglas D. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1156 words.

Forsyth, Thomas (05 December 1771–29 October 1833), fur trader and Indian agent, was born in what is now Detroit, Michigan, the son of William Forsyth, an innkeeper, and Ann Kinzie. Forsyth...