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Harris, Townsend(Encyclopedia)Harris, Townsend, 1804–78, American merchant and diplomat, b. Sandy Hill, N.Y. A merchant in New York City for many years, he became (1846) a member of the board of education, served as its presiden...
Shimoda(Encyclopedia)Shimoda shm´dä [key], town (1990 pop. 30,081), Shizuoka prefecture, E central Honshu, Japan, at the south extremity of Izu peninsula, on Shimoda Bay. It is an important port for the peninsula. T...
Harris(Encyclopedia)Harris, Scotland: see Lewis and Harris.
Townsend, Mount(Encyclopedia)Townsend, Mount, 7,247 ft (2,209 m) high, SE New South Wales, in the Australian Alps. The second tallest peak in Australia, it was explored by Polish-British geologist Sir Paul Strzelecki, who believe...
Townsend plan(Encyclopedia)Townsend plan: see under Townsend, Francis Everett.
Harris, Frank(Encyclopedia)Harris, Frank, 1856–1931, British-American author, b. Galway, Ireland. He studied at the Univ. of Kansas, became a U.S. citizen, and returning to England, edited successively a number of periodicals...
Harris, Julie(Encyclopedia)Harris, Julie, 1925–2013, American actress, b. Grosse Point, Mich. Harris made her New York debut in It's a Gift (1945). Her versatility and power won her enormous critical acclaim, and she appeared...
Harris, Marvin(Encyclopedia)Harris, Marvin, 1927–2001, American anthropologist, b. New York City, grad. Columbia (A.B., 1949; Ph.D., 1953). A member of the faculty of Columbia (1952–80), he was chairman of the anthropology d...
Harris, Roy(Encyclopedia)Harris, Roy, 1898–1979, American composer, b. Lincoln co., Okla. Harris was a pupil of Arthur Farwell and Nadia Boulanger. He began to compose c.1925, ultimately producing more than 200 works. His e...
Ward, Frederick Townsend(Encyclopedia)Ward, Frederick Townsend, 1831–62, American adventurer, b. Salem, Mass. A soldier of fortune, he served with William Walker in Nicaragua and with the French forces in the Crimean War. Ward arrived i...
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