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Thomas Banks

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b London, 22 Dec. 1735; d London, 2 Feb. 1805).

English sculptor. He was one of the most serious-minded of British Neoclassical artists, aiming at noble treatment of elevated...

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Williams, Charles Wye (1779/80–1866), developer of steam navigation

Freda Harcourt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1228 words.

Williams, Charles Wye (1779/80–1866), developer of steam navigation, was born in Dublin, the second of four sons of Thomas Williams, secretary to the Bank of Ireland, and his wife. Although...

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Watson, Robert Irving (1878–1948), oil industrialist

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 931 words.

Watson, Robert Irving (1878–1948), oil industrialist, was born at Nith Bank, Dumfries, on 22 November 1878, the younger son of Thomas Watson, editor and proprietor of the Dumfries and...

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Thaw, William

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1076 words.

Thaw, William (12 October 1818–17 August 1889), transportation executive and philanthropist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of John Thaw, a banker, and Elizabeth Thomas. His...

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