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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh, George Perkins

Sylvia B. Larson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1411 words.

Marsh, George Perkins (15 March 1801–23 July 1882), scholar, politician, and diplomat, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Charles Marsh, a prominent lawyer, and Susan Perkins. The...

Beeley, Sir Harold (1909–2001), diplomatist

Michael Weir.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1737 words.

Beeley, Sir Harold (1909–2001), diplomatist, was born on 15 February 1909 at 4 High Bank, Sydney Road, Friern Barnet, London, the only child of Frank Arthur Beeley and his wife, Ada,...

Adams, William (1772–1851), lawyer and diplomatist

T. F. Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 426 words.

Adams, William (1772–1851), lawyer and diplomatist, the youngest son of Patience Thomas Adams, filazer of the court of king's bench, and Martha, daughter of Thomas Marsh, was born at 39...

Sickles, Daniel Edgar

Richard A. Sauers.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1472 words.

Sickles, Daniel Edgar (20 October 1819–03 May 1914), politician, soldier, and diplomat, was born in New York City, the son of George Garrett Sickles, a lawyer, and Susan Marsh. Young...