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New-York Historical Society

(Encyclopedia) New-York Historical Society, New York City. Founded in 1804, the society is a repository of art, artifacts, and literature relating to American, especially New York, history. Among its?

Villaviciosa

(Encyclopedia) Villaviciosa v??lyv?th??s, town (1990 pop. 15,389), Oviedo prov., NW Spain, in Asturias, on the Bay of Biscay. It is a fishing port and tourism center with cider distilleries.?

Roos, Johann Heinrich

(Encyclopedia) Roos, Johann Heinrich y?hn h?nr?kh r?s, 1631?85, German painter and etcher. He specialized in depicting animals and landscapes and was court painter to Elector Palatine Charles?

Borchgrevink, Carsten Egeberg

(Encyclopedia) Borchgrevink, Carsten Egeberg krst?n ?g?b?r brkgr??v?ngk, 1864?1934, Norwegian-Australian antarctic explorer. He emigrated to Australia in 1888, and in 1894 he went south in a?

Skagway

(Encyclopedia) Skagway sk?gw??, city (1990 pop. 692), Skagway-Yakutat census div., SE Alaska, in the Panhandle, at the head of Lynn Canal; founded 1897. It is an ice-free port of entry; a trade and?

Hicks, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hicks, Thomas, 1823?90, American portrait painter, b. Newtown, Pa. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and abroad, where he lived for several years. He settled in?

Prime, Samuel Irenaeus

(Encyclopedia) Prime, Samuel Irenaeus, 1812?85, American Presbyterian clergyman and editor, b. Ballston Spa, N.Y. After holding pastorates at Ballston Spa and Matteawan, N.Y., he became assistant?

Hosack, David

(Encyclopedia) Hosack, David h?s?k, 1769?1835, American physician, surgeon, and author; for a time he was Samuel Bard's partner (see under Bard, John). He was an authority on the management of?

Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth, 1917?2000, American poet, b. Topeka, Kans. She grew up in the slums of Chicago and lived in that city until her death. Brooks's poems, technically?

Barney, Joshua

(Encyclopedia) Barney, Joshua brn?, 1759?1818, American naval officer and privateer, b. Baltimore. He entered the navy early in the American Revolution, engaged in many feats of daring, and was?