The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Birmingham, from 1806 to 1869; won the esteem of all parties; published the "Anxious Inquirer," and many other works (1786-1859). James, St., James, the son of Zebedee, the patron saint of Spain; his attribute the sword, by which he was decapitated. James River, an important river of Virginia, U.S., formed by the junction of the Jackson and the Cowpasture, and flows in a south-easterly direction across Virginia, falling Into the Atlantic at the S. end of Chesapeake Bay. It has a course of 450 in., and is navigable as far as City Point. Jameson, Anna, '-- Murphy, English literary lady and art critic, born in Dublin; authoress of "Sacred and Legendary Art," "Legends of the Monastic Orders," "Legends of the Madonna," Ac.; left unfinished at her death a work on Our Lord and John the Baptist as represented in art, which was completed afterwards by Lady Eastlake (17941860). Jameson, George, a Scotch portrait-painter, born in Aberdeen; many of his portraits are to be met with in Scottish mansion-houses; his work has been unduly lauded, and himself extravagantly designated the "Scottish Vandyck" (1680-1644). Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, leader of the raid upon Johannesburg, born at Edinburgh; studied medicine in his native city and In London; established hinnelf at Kimberley In 1878, and under the patronage of Mr. Rhodes became the popular administrator for the South Africa Company at Fort Salisbury In 1891; from Mafeking in December of 1896 he started, with a body of 500 troopers, upon his ill-fated incursion into the Transvaal to assist the Uitlanders of Johannesburg; at Krugersdorp the raiders, exhausted by a 24 hours' ride, were repelled by a superior force of Boers, and compelled to...
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