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Jorrocks (AUS)
Robert Smith Surtees (17 May 1805 – 16 March 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer, widely known as R. S. Surtees. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham
County Durham
family. He is remembered for his invented character of Jorrocks, a vulgar but good-natured sporting cockney grocer.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Influences on others 4 Legacy 5 R. S
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BIBSYS
BIBSYS is an administrative agency set up and organized by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway. They are a service provider, focusing on the exchange, storage and retrieval of data pertaining to research, teaching and learning – historically metadata related to library resources. BIBSYS are collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions and the National Library of Norway.[1][2] Bibsys
Bibsys
is formally organized as a unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), located in Trondheim, Norway
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique.[a][b] Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is ten digits long if assigned before 2007, and thirteen digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-specific and varies between countries, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN identification format was devised in 1967, based upon the 9-digit Standard Book
Book
Numbering (SBN) created in 1966
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Croydon
Croydon
Croydon
is a large town in the south of Greater London, England, 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy.[2] Its population of 52,104 at the 2011 census includes the wards of Addiscombe, Broad Green, and Fairfield. Historically part of the hundred of Wallington in the county of Surrey, at the time of the Norman conquest of England
England
Croydon
Croydon
had a church, a mill, and around 365 inhabitants, as recorded in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086.[3] Croydon
Croydon
expanded in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing
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Norman Gash
Norman Gash
Norman Gash
CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRSE, FRHistS (16 January 1912 in Meerut, British Raj
British Raj
– 1 May 2009 in Somerset) was a British historian, notable for a two volume biography of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews from 1955–80 and specialised in the 19th century. Contents1 Early life 2 Biography of Sir Robert Peel 3 Works 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Gash was born in Meerut, United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) in 1912, the son of Frederick Gash, a soldier in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, and of Kate Gash, née Hunt. He attended Wilson Road School and Palmer School in Reading, before gaining a scholarship to Reading School. He then attended St John’s College, Oxford as a scholar, where he took a First in History in 1933. He subsequently completed a B.Litt
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Thomas Seccombe
Thomas Seccombe (1866—1923) was a miscellaneous English writer and, from 1891 to 1901, assistant editor of the Dictionary of National Biography,[1] in which he wrote over 700 entries. He was educated at Felsted and Balliol College, Oxford, taking a first in Modern History in 1889. Works[edit]Twelve Bad Men (1894) The Age of Johnson (1900) The Age of Shakespeare (with John William Allen (1865–1944), 1903) Bookman History of English Literature (with W. Robertson Nicoll, 1905-6) In Praise of Oxford (1910) Scott Centenary Articles (with W. P. Ker, George Gordon, W. H. Hutton, Arthur McDowall, and R. S. Rait, 1932) The Dictionary of National Biography
Dictionary of National Biography
(assistant editor)References[edit]^ "SECCOMBE, Thomas". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1577. Cousin, John W. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. 1910. Mullin, Katherine. "Seccombe, Thomas"
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Dictionary Of National Biography
The Dictionary of National Biography
Biography
(DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885. The updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biography
(ODNB) was published on 23 September 2004 in 60 volumes and online, with 50,113 biographical articles covering 54,922 lives.Contents1 First series 2 Supplements and revisions 3 Concise dictionary 4 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 5 First series contents 6 See also 7 Notes 8 External linksFirst series[edit] Hoping to emulate national biographical collections published elsewhere in Europe, such as the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (1875), in 1882 the publisher George Smith (1824–1901), of Smith, Elder & Co., planned a universal dictionary that would include biographical entries on individuals from world history. He approached Leslie Stephen, then editor of the Cornhill Magazine, owned by Smith, to become the editor
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George Whyte-Melville
George John Whyte-Melville (19 June 1821 – 5 December 1878)[1] was a Scottish novelist much concerned with field sports, and also a poet.[2]Contents1 Life and work 2 Crimean War 3 Death 4 Memoria 5 Works 6 References 7 External linksLife and work[edit]Whyte-Melville (far left) playing in a foursomes golf match, c. 1852. J. O. Fairlie stands second from the right.Major George John Whyte-Melville was born in 1821,[3] at Mount Melville near St Andrews. He was a son of Major John Whyte-Melville and Lady Catherine Anne Sarah Osborne and a grandson on his mother's side of the 5th Duke of Leeds. His father was a well-known sportsman and Captain of St Andrews Golf Club
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William Makepeace Thackeray
24 December 1863(1863-12-24) (aged 52) London, United Kingdom.Cause of death StrokeOccupation Novelist, poetNationality EnglishPeriod 1829–1863 (published posthumously)Genre Historical fictionNotable works Vanity FairSpouse Isabella Gethin ShaweChildrenAnne Isabella (1837–1919) Jane (1838–1839) Harriet Marian (1840–1875)Signature William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray
(/ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist and author. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Family3.1 Parents 3.2 Descendants4 Reputation and legacy 5 List of works 6 See also 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 External linksBiography[edit]This section possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations
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Arnold Bennett
Enoch Arnold Bennett
Arnold Bennett
(27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as the theatre, journalism, propaganda and films.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Journalism
Journalism
and nonfiction 2.2 Move to France 2.3 Public service 2.4 Final years 2.5 References to the Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Potteries in his works 2.6 Criticism3 Quotations 4 List of works4.1 Fiction 4.2 Non-fiction 4.3 Plays 4.4 Opera 4.5 Film
Film
adaptations 4.6 Television adaptations5 Commemorations5.1 The Omelette Arnold Bennett 5.2 Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire6 Memorials 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Bennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire
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Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl Of Rosebery
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian, KG, KT, PC, FRS (7 May 1847 – 21 May 1929), was a British Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom from March 1894 to June 1895. Between the death of his father, in 1851, and the death of his grandfather, the 4th Earl of Rosebery, in 1868 he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Dalmeny. Rosebery first came to national attention in 1879 by sponsoring the successful Midlothian campaign
Midlothian campaign
of William Ewart Gladstone. He briefly was in charge of Scottish affairs. His most successful performance in office came as chairman of the London County Council
London County Council
in 1889. He entered the cabinet in 1885 and served twice as foreign minister, paying special attention to French and German affairs
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Theodore Roosevelt
United States Army New York Army National GuardYears of service 1882–1886, 1898Rank ColonelCommands held 1st United States Volunteer CavalryBattles/wars Spanish–American War  • Battle of Las Guasimas  • Battle of San Juan HillAwards Medal of Honor (Posthumously; 2001)This article is part of a series about Theodore RooseveltPolitical positions Electoral historyEarly life Family The Naval War of 1812Rough RidersBattle of San Juan HillGovernor of New YorkGovernorship "The Strenuous Life"Vice President of the United States1900 McKinley-Roosevelt campaign"Speak softly and carry a big stick"President of the United States PresidencyFirst termMcKinley assassination 1st inaugurationSquare Deal West Wing Coal strike Booker T. Washington
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John Mills (British Sculptor)
John William Mills PPRBS ARCA FRSA
FRSA
(born 4 March 1933, London) is an English sculptor. He studied at Hammersmith
Hammersmith
School of Art, 1947–54, and at the Royal College of Art, 1956–60. He was a resident at Digswell House 1962–66, and currently lives at Hinxworth Place
Hinxworth Place
in Hertfordshire.Contents1 Teaching 2 Awards 3 Work in public places 4 Competitions 5 Published works 6 ReferencesTeaching[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Various part-time teaching posts in UK from 1958 to 1962:Full-time at St. Albans
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. It follows, from the 1920s to the early 1940s, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder, including his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle. Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian and Julia. The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte's coterie at Oxford University
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Wayback Machine
The Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
is a digital archive of the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
and other information on the Internet. It was launched in 2001 by the Internet
Internet
Archive, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, United States. .mw-parser-output .toclimit-2 .toclevel-1 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-3 .toclevel-2 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-4 .toclevel-3 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-5 .toclevel-4 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-6 .toclevel-5 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-7 .toclevel-6 ul display:none Contents1 History 2 Technical details2.1 Storage capacity and growth 2.2 Growth 2.3 Website exclusion policy2.3.1 Oakland Archive
Archive
Policy3 Uses3.1 Limitations 3.2 In legal evidence3.2.1 Civil litigation3.2.1.1 Netbula LLC v
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