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Cambridge University

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William entered Trinity College in 1881, enrolled for the Mathematical Tripos, and was accepted by its principal private tutor, Edward Routh. He studied little else, won several college prizes, and ... More


Consolidation and marriage

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

As his contributions grew, William became a noted figure in Adelaide. He spoke about education, supported the university's high standards, encouraged school teachers, urged improvements in their ... More


Goodbye Australia!

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

An English offer became inevitable: William accepted the physics chair at Leeds, Willie would take the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge, Bob would go to Oundle School, and Gwendy would keep her ... More


Forebears

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Grainger's mother's (Rose Aldridge) family history is written by her son in the style of a Nordic saga. The better family characteristics are identified as arising from their rural background, and ... More


Father

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Extracts in this chapter describe the birth in England of Grainger's father, John Grainger, and his education. It covers the family tradition of “Graingerising” (keeping an artistic scrapbook) and ... More


A shy and reserved person: Adelaide, 1886–1908

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on William Henry Bragg (WHB). On February 27, 1886, WHB arrived at Glenelg, South Australia. Only twenty-three years old, he was the newly appointed Elder Professor of ... More


Queen Adelaide Province 1835–1836: Becoming His Majesty's Subjects

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the colonization of Xhosaland, in which a reordering of Xhosa society was vital. While the plans for Queen Adelaide Province were being finalized in September and October 1835, ... More


| 1846 | 1846 Homage in Britain

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0055
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Herschel invites Ørsted to attend the annual BAAS conference in Southampton in 1846. Mathilde and Professor Forchhammer and his wife join him. The itinerary takes them to the Cathedral of Cologne ... More


The Connected Twins

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the domestic life of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” in Wilkes County, a small, rural community in northwestern North ... More


The Past Rears Its Head

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” continued to be objects of public scrutiny in the years and decades after their deaths. It ... More


Making Tracks: Interpreting a Ground Plan

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes an opportunity to revisit William Light's canonical foundational plan for Adelaide. Light's grid was not an ideal form but a complex synthesis of movement forms both local and ... More


William Lawrence Bragg (In his own Words)

A.M. Glazer and Patience Thomson

in Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744306
eISBN:
9780191805721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744306.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, History of Physics

This chapter contains William Lawrence Bragg (WLB)’s recollection of his life, starting with a description of his early boyhood growing up in Adelaide, Australia, and his family’s move to England. It ... More


The Right Honourable Max Müller

Arie L. Molendijk

in Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784234
eISBN:
9780191826832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784234.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Hinduism

Chapter 1, ‘The Right Honourable Max Müller’, consists of an analysis of the life and work of Friedrich Max Müller and explores his extraordinary influence as one of the most prominent public ... More


Chicago High Life 1927–1930

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the career of Cabell Calloway at the Sunset Café in Chicago. Calloway joined the lineup of Percy Venables's new revue at the Sunset which was called Sunset Glories. Cab's ... More


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