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Room, Henry

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 107 words.

British, 19th century, male.

Born 1802; died 27 August 1850, in London.

Painter. Portraits.

Henry Room worked in Birmingham and built a solid reputation there...

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Room, Henry (1803–1850), portrait painter

L. H. Cust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 764 words.

Room, Henry (1803–1850), portrait painter, was born on 16 January 1803 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, the second of eleven children of John Room (1774/5–1850), a japanner, and his wife, Mary...

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Henry IV (1922)

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 404 words.

What appears to be the throne room of Henry IV, the 11th-century Holy Roman Emperor, is in fact a private

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Dithmar, Edward Augustus

Felicia Hardison Londré.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Theatre. 818 words.

Dithmar, Edward Augustus (22 May 1854–16 October 1917), journalist, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Dithmar and Anna (maiden name unknown). His father was foreman of the...

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Slocum, Henry Warner

D. Scott Hartwig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1500 words.

Slocum, Henry Warner (24 September 1826–14 April 1894), soldier and lawyer, was born in the village of Delphi, Onondaga County, New York, the son of Matthew B. Slocum, a businessman, and...

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The Expanding Circle

Joel Sachs.

in Henry Cowell

June 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 8189 words.

This chapter examines how Henry Cowell's social circle expanded during the early 1900s, focusing on new friends who steered his life out of poverty and isolation. The first concrete sign...

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Introduction Disease Histories and Race Histories

Samuel Kelton Jr. Roberts.

in Infectious Fear

April 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6986 words.

This book begins with the case of Alice Barnes and her family. Barnes was referred by the Baltimore Family Welfare Association to the Henry Watson Children's Aid Society (HWCAS). Soon...

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Illustrated Chronology

Edited by John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson.

in A Historical Guide to Henry James

February 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 3861 words.

This chapter presents an illustrated chronology of important biographical moments and historical events, including the publication of various novels. It begins in 1840, when the U.S....

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Hill, John Henry

May Brawley Hill.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1266 words.

Hill, John Henry (28 April 1839–18 December 1922), artist, was born in Clarksville (now Nyack), New York, the son of John William Hill, a painter and etcher, and Catherine Smith. His...

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Ford, Henry

James J. Flink.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 8409 words.

Ford, Henry (30 July 1863–07 April 1947), automobile manufacturer, was born on a farm in Springwells (now Greenfield) Township, Wayne County, Michigan, the son of William Ford and Mary...

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Promenade concerts

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 162 words.

Informal concerts at which inexpensive tickets are sold for standing room or floor space (although not actually for ‘promenading’ in the manner of the 18th- and 19th-century London...

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Century Club (act. 1865–1881)

Christopher A. Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. 1232 words.

Century Club (act. 1865–1881), first convened in 1865 in London, in the Lincoln's Inn chambers of Henry Yates Thompson. It then moved to the Alpine Club before settling in a room at 6 Pall...

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Henry VIII, privy chamber of (act. 1509–1547)

Michael Riordan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3781 words.

Henry VIII, privy chamber of (act. 1509–1547), body of personal servants to the king, was an institution whose importance has only recently been fully appreciated. Developments at the royal...

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Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Music Criticism and Journalism. 452 words.

Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic, the son of Michael Ryan (1784–1831), a well-known physician [see under Ryan, Michael (1800-1840)], was born at Kilkenny,...

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Osborn, Fairfield

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1070 words.

Osborn, Fairfield (15 January 1887–16 September 1969), naturalist and leader in conservation, was born Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr., in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Henry Fairfield...

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Sturtevant, Alfred Henry

Paul R. Cabe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 1161 words.

Sturtevant, Alfred Henry (21 November 1891–05 April 1970), geneticist, was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of Alfred Henry Sturtevant, a college mathematics instructor, and Harriet...

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Biography

Nick Shepley.

in Henry Green

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9977 words.

This chapter explores how Green’s early writing rigorously experiments and plays with the uncertainty and ambiguity created within the spaces between autobiography and fiction. It compares...

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Doort [Dort], Abraham van der

Timothy Wilks.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 324 words.

(b 1575–80; d London, before June 23, 1640).

Dutch wax-modeller, drawing-master and administrator. He may have been the son of the engraver Peter van der Doort (flnull...

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