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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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Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder

Tom Hubbard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Education; Linguistics. 2124 words.

Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder, was born on 8 July 1938 in Bombay, India, the daughter of Col. Sir Alister John Ransford (1895–1974), master of...

Cunard, Nancy Clara (1896–1965), poet and political activist

Jane Marcus.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Politics. 3214 words.

Cunard, Nancy Clara (1896–1965), poet and political activist, was born at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire on 10 March 1896, the only child of Sir Bache Cunard, third baronet (1851–1925),...

Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian

John Carey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History. 695 words.

Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian, was evidently connected with the monastery of Fahan (Donegal): his epithet ‘Othna’ means ‘of Fahan’ and his name (‘devotee of Muru’)...

Harris, Thomas Lake

Mary Farrell Bednarowski.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Ethnic Politics. 1356 words.

Harris, Thomas Lake (15 May 1823–23 March 1906), poet, writer, and founder of a religious community, was born in Fenny Stratford, England, the son of Thomas Harris, a grocer and auctioneer,...

Lowell, Robert Traill Spence

Donald S. Armentrout.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education. 971 words.

Lowell, Robert Traill Spence (08 October 1816–12 September 1891), Episcopal priest, educator, and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Charles Lowell, a...

Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet

Michael Banton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education. 1242 words.

Dover, Cedric Cyril (1904–1961), entomologist, anthropologist, and poet, was born on 11 April 1904 in Calcutta to Eurasian parents, Percy and Sophy Dover. He was a descendant of Colonel...

Woodberry, George Edward

Vincent Freimarck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 1979 words.

Woodberry, George Edward (12 May 1855–02 January 1930), man of letters and teacher, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Elliott Woodberry, a shipmaster, and Sarah Dane...

Lawson, James

Ali Lang-Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Insurance; Journalism. 734 words.

Lawson, James (09 November 1799–24 March 1880), editor, author, and insurance broker, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Lawson, a merchant. His mother’s identity is not known....