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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas

F. J. Wylie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Agriculture and Farming. 619 words.

Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas, was born on 5 May 1885 at Grahamstown, Cape Colony, the elder son of Rhys Seymour Fairbridge, surveyor to the...

Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College

J. E. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Veterinary Medicine. 1419 words.

Dick, William (1793–1866), veterinary surgeon and founder of the Edinburgh Veterinary College, was born on 6 May 1793 at Whitehorse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh, the second of three children...

Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association

John Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1127 words.

Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association, was born on 16 July 1898 in Dublin, the fourth child of Gerald William...

Williamson [née Bateson], Emily (1855–1936), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds

Molly Baer Kramer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 856 words.

Williamson [née Bateson], Emily (1855–1936), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds, was born at Highfield, Lancaster, on 17 April 1855 the daughter of Frederick...

Phillips [née Barron], Eliza [known as Mrs Edward Phillips] (1822/3–1916), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB)

Jonathan Burt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 841 words.

Phillips [née Barron], Eliza [known as Mrs Edward Phillips] (1822/3–1916), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB), was the daughter of George Barron...

Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2050 words.

Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St...

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project

Judith M. Heimann.

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; Ornithology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2684 words.

Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911,...

Loeb, Morris

Martin D. Saltzman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicinal Chemistry. 1158 words.

Loeb, Morris (23 May 1863–08 October 1912), chemist and philanthropist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Solomon Loeb, a financier, and Betty Gallenberg. As the son of one of the...

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner

Elizabeth Baigent.

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. 804 words.

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner, was born probably at Dundee, one of fifteen children of John Glas (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, and his wife, Katharine Black...

Powell, James Robert

Martin T. Olliff.

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. 1305 words.

Powell, James Robert (07 December 1814–09 December 1883), businessman and founder of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Powellton, Brunswick County, Virginia, the son of Addison Powell and...

Montgomery, Isaiah Thornton

David Mark Silver.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Agriculture and Farming. 1178 words.

Montgomery, Isaiah Thornton (21 May 1847–06 March 1924), African-American planter and founder of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, was born on the “Hurricane” plantation of Joseph Davis at Davis...

Callaway, Cason Jewell

Gene Murkison.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1231 words.

Callaway, Cason Jewell (06 November 1894–12 April 1961), business executive, agriculturist, and developer, was born in LaGrange, Georgia, the son of Fuller Earle Callaway and Ida Jane...