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John Goddard

(b Dartmouth, MA, 20 Jan 1723; d Newport, RI, 9 July 1785), cabinetmaker. His father, Daniel Goddard, a housewright, shipwright and carpenter, moved his family to Newport, RI, ...

Goddard, John

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Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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2013

..., John British , 17th century, male. Engraver . Cards, frontispieces. John Goddard engraved frontispieces, maps of the world and maps for...

Goddard, John

Goddard, John (20 Jan 1723)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...Townsend Goddard ( 1750–90 ), Stephen Goddard ( 1764–1804 ) and Thomas Goddard ( 1765–1858 )—went on to set up their own shops. By the 1760s Goddard was at the peak of his career and counted among his prominent customers the wealthy Brown family of merchants from Providence and Stephen Hopkins , the Governor of Rhode Island. In the early 1780s Goddard paid taxes at about half the rate of John Townsend , then the most prosperous cabinetmaker in Newport, but still more than any of the other members of the Goddard and Townsend families. Goddard made a wide...

Goddard, John

Goddard, John (20 Jan 1723)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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..., John ( b Dartmouth, MA , 20 Jan 1723 ; d Newport, RI , 9 July 1785 ). American cabinetmaker . His father, Daniel Goddard , a housewright, shipwright and carpenter, moved his family to Newport, RI , soon after John ’s birth to join the Quaker community there. At probably age 13 John began an eight-year apprenticeship to Job Townsend . In 1748 Goddard opened a cabinetmaking with five work benches. He apparently employed his sons to help him. At least three of them— Townsend Goddard ( 1750–90 ), Stephen Goddard ( 1764–1804 ) and Thomas...

John Goddard

John Goddard  

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(b Dartmouth, MA, 20 Jan 1723; d Newport, RI, 9 July 1785),cabinetmaker. His father, Daniel Goddard, a housewright, shipwright and carpenter, moved his family to Newport, RI, soon after ...
Block front furniture

Block front furniture  

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Design common in some of the finest American furniture of the 18th century, first developed in Boston in the 1730s and then built elsewhere in New England, including Rhode Island. ...
Townsend

Townsend  

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American family of cabinetmakers. This talented Quaker family, at least 11 of whom worked as cabinetmakers in Newport, RI, left a rich legacy of some of the most extraordinary furniture ...
liquid oxygen

liquid oxygen  

(LOX)The rocket propellant oxidizer, normally combined with liquid hydrogen. Spacecraft must carry an oxidizer as well as fuel in order to be able to burn the fuel, there being no oxygen in space. ...
Jim Crow laws

Jim Crow laws  

Laws or practices designed to separate whites and blacks in public and private facilities. Used in Southern states of the United States to preserve segregated schools, transport facilities, and ...
John Wilkins

John Wilkins  

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(1614–72), Bp. of Chester from 1668. His chief interests lay in the furthering of science and philosophical linguistics, and when the Royal Society received its charter in 1662 he became its first ...
Peabody & Stearns

Peabody & Stearns  

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Boston architectural firm founded by Robert Swain Peabody (1845–1917) and John Goddard Stearns (1843–1917), whose work was of national importance throughout the USA from c.1886 until 1914. They ...
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Huguenot  

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A French Protestant of the 16th–17th centuries. Largely Calvinist, the Huguenots suffered severe persecution at the hands of the Catholic majority, and many thousands emigrated from France.The name ...
Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks  

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(1874–1970).Painter and draftswoman. Remembered particularly for images of women, often portraits, she emphasized melancholy self-absorption, as well as psychological and social isolation. ...
Jesus

Jesus  

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The central figure of the Christian religion. He conducted a mission of preaching and healing (with reported miracles) in Palestine in about ad 28–30, which is described in the Gospels, as are his ...
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin  

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1889–1977)British actor and director. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was knighted in 1975.Born in London to music-hall parents, Charlie Chaplin and his brother Sydney were placed in an ...
NASA

NASA  

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the agency of the US federal government that was established under the National Aeronautics and Space Act 1958 to plan, direct, and conduct all US ...
space Exploration

space Exploration  

In 1903 the Russian physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was developing ideas for space rockets fuelled by liquefied gas and by 1926 Robert Goddard in the USA had successfully designed the first ...
Goddard, Calvin

Goddard, Calvin (1891–1955)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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..., Calvin ( 1891–1955 ) An American physician and gun enthusiast credited with early achievements in forensic firearm examinations using microscopy. Goddard was a retired army physician and professed gun enthusiast who had risen to the directorship of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1925 , he joined the Bureau of Forensic Ballistics, which owed its existence to the famed Stielow case , which had played out a decade earlier. Goddard worked briefly with Charles Waite at the Bureau before Waite's premature death. Goddard's next...

GODDARD, William Giles

GODDARD, William Giles (1794–1846)   Reference library

John R. Shook

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...History of Brown University, 1764–1914 (Providence, R.I., 1914). Guild, Reuben . History of Brown University (Providence, R.I., 1867). Wayland, Francis . A Discourse in Commemoration of the Life and Services of William G. Goddard, LL.D . (Providence, R.I., 1846). John R....

Goddard, Jonathan

Goddard, Jonathan (1617?–75)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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...Transactions ; other pieces were preserved in works by friends. Thus Evelyn 's Sylva contains a paper by Goddard on ‘the texture and similar parts of the body of a tree’. Pieces by Goddard also appear in Sprat 's History of the Royal Society ( 1667 ) and in Wallis's Mechanica ( 1669–71 ). At his death in 1675 Goddard left two volumes of lectures and essays, but they were never published. A picture thus comes down to us of Goddard as a physician and experimental natural philosopher active in the Gresham College and early Royal Society circles,...

Lieberson, Goddard

Lieberson, Goddard (5 April 1911)   Reference library

Leonard Burkat, Michael Meckna, and Jonas Westover

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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...Goddard ( b Hanley, Staffs, England , 5 April 1911 ; d New York, NY , 29 May 1977 ). Recording executive and composer . Brought to the United States from England in childhood, he grew up in Seattle. After studying composition with george frederick Mckay at the University of Washington and bernard Rogers at the Eastman School, he worked as a teacher and critic in Rochester. In 1936 he went to New York, where he continued to write criticism (sometimes under the pseudonym “John Sebastian”) and composed; he was one of the founders in 1938 ...

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