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Edward Baines

(1774–1774)

Edward Baines was born on 5 February 1774 at Walton-le-Dale in Lancashire, the son of Richard Baines and his wife Jane. He died in Leeds on 3 August 1848. ...

Baines, Edward

Baines, Edward (1774–1848)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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282 words

...Baines, Edward ( 1774–1848 ), proprietor and editor of the Whig newspaper the Leeds Mercury from 1801 , when he bought the copyright, goodwill, and materials of the printing business from his former employers Binns and Brown, booksellers and publishers of Leeds (having completed his apprenticeship with them in 1797 ). He had three sons— Matthew Talbot , Edward , and Thomas —all of whom worked at the newspaper at various times, Edward ( 1800–90 ) becoming editor in 1818 and knighted in 1880 . The 13‐year‐old Charlotte Brontë satirizes Edward...

Baines, Edward

Baines, Edward (1774–1774)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
674 words

..., Edward ( 1774–1774 ) Edward Baines was born on 5 February 1774 at Walton-le-Dale in Lancashire, the son of Richard Baines and his wife Jane. He died in Leeds on 3 August 1848 . He was educated at Hawkshead school and Preston grammar school, and then in 1790 he was apprenticed to a printer in Preston, where he worked until 1794 . He moved to Leeds and found work with the Leeds Mercury , which he bought in March 1801 , then aged twenty-seven. Contrary to normal practice, Baines wrote political editorials for the Mercury , making the paper the...

Edward Baines

Edward Baines  

(1774–1774)Edward Baines was born on 5 February 1774 at Walton-le-Dale in Lancashire, the son of Richard Baines and his wife Jane. He died in Leeds on 3 August 1848. ...
Industrial History

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,499 words
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Oxford University Press

...villages and hamlets grew as well as the towns, with houses clustered in folds or built along new streets, their upper ranges of mullioned windows casting light on the looms. The traditional dual occupation of the weaver–farmer flourished well into the Victorian period, and Edward Baines ( 1800–90 ) reported that as late as 1859 the number of woollen weavers who were outworkers equalled that of the men who worked at powerlooms in factories. However, the great rise in the national population meant that the domestic weavers were increasingly wage‐earners with...

Piston

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Anthony C. Baines and Edward H. Tarr

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
182 words

...is widely known in Europe and Asia. In organs, the piston is a device for changing a pre-set selection of stops, by means of a pushbutton placed above or below the manuals or by the pedalboard. The mechanism facilitates rapid changes in registration. Anthony C. Baines / Edward H. Tarr /R ...

W.M. Baines

W.M. Baines  

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(d. 1912),of Bell Hall, Yorkshire, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, wrote The Narrative of Edward Crewe; or, Life in New Zealand (1874). It is a probably semi-autobiographical ...
Binns family

Binns family  

Tailors in Haworth at the time of the Brontës. Their name figures largely in the provenance of Brontë items, which were still being purchased for the BPM from Binns descendants ...
Pueblo Incident

Pueblo Incident  

On January 23, 1968 the USS Pueblo, while gathering intelligence on the military strength of North Korea, was confronted by North Korean warships in the Sea of Japan, outside the ...
Tales of the Islanders

Tales of the Islanders  

Volumes 1–4, written between 31 [sic] June 1829 and 30 June 1830, is Charlotte Brontë's first extended attempt at storytelling, involving both political allegory and fairytale. It is the only ...
Leeds Mercury

Leeds Mercury  

Established in its earliest form in 1717, the Leeds Mercury was one of three local newspapers taken at the Brontës' childhood home, as Charlotte records in her *‘History of the ...
Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson  

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(b. 27 Aug. 1908, d. 22 Jan. 1973).36th US President, 1963–9Early careerBorn in Stonewall, Texas, into a moderately wealthy family, Johnson trained at a local teachers' college, and briefly taught in ...
exploration photography

exploration photography  

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From studies made on David Livingstone's 1858–63 Zambezi expedition, Thomas Baines, the official artist, painted Shibadda, or Two Channel Rapid above the Kebrabasa [Rapids] (c.1859) in Mozambique. In ...
Richard Bentley

Richard Bentley  

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(1662–1742),made his reputation as a scholar with his Letter to Mill (1691), a critical letter in Latin on the Greek dramatists. He delivered in 1692 the first Boyle lectures, printed in 1693 as The ...
Strategic Defense Initiative

Strategic Defense Initiative  

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SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM s), potentially from the Soviet ...
primary elections

primary elections  

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Preliminary elections in the USA which select candidates within each party. National conventions began in 1832, nominating a party's candidate for President. At first, delegates were chosen by a ...
Pentagon Papers

Pentagon Papers  

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An official study of US defence policy commissioned in 1967 to examine US involvement in south-east Asia. Leaked by a former government employee, they revealed miscalculations, deceptions, and ...
William Fife Knowland

William Fife Knowland  

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(b. Alameda, California, 26 June 1908; d. Guerneville, California, 23 Feb. 1974)US; US Senator 1945–58 Knowland, whose father was a Congressman and part owner of the Oakland Tribune, grew up in ...
domino theory

domino theory  

Analogy, first propounded by US President Eisenhower in 1954, which suggests that events in one country could trigger similar events in neighbouring countries: ‘You have a row of dominoes set up, you ...
Peterloo massacre

Peterloo massacre  

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An attack by Manchester yeomanry on 16 August 1819 against a large but peaceable crowd. Sent to arrest the speaker at a rally of supporters of political reform in St Peter's Field, Manchester, the ...
Dean Rusk

Dean Rusk  

(b. Cherokee County, Georgia, 9 Feb. 1909; d. Athens, Georgia, 20 Dec. 1994)US; Secretary of State 1961–9 Educated at Davidson College in North Carolina, Rusk was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford ...

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