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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Account anyone?

Discussion in 'The Blind Parrot' started by Wedori, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Wedori

    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Hey Guys,

    in England close to all big Librarys have access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. I need the biographys of just a few people. Can anyone help me out there? Many Colleges in other countrys does have access to the content too. My hope is, that anyone can log in there.

    Thank you!
     
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    Hi, @Wedori

    Have you a list of names, I can access the Oxford DNB - depending on how many names there are it may take me a few days to get the information.

    :cheers
     
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    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Hi Talisman,

    great, thank you very much!! The best is, that you print the entrys into a PDF or just copy the content into a TXT. Unfortunately I have had not stored the complete documents in my researchtime and the month of my subscription was gone long time ago. The entrys I have had need, I quoted into my elaboration but now, I miss a part in the timeline and want to research again or if I miss something. But I have found, that I have not stored the original texts.

    I need these persons:

    1. Albert Borgard, born 10. November 1659, died 7. February 1751
    2. John Armstrong, born 31. March 1674, died 15 April 1742
    3. John Churchill, 1. Duke of Marlborough, born 26. Mai 1650, died 16. Juni 1722
    4. Prince Rupert of the Rhine, born 17. Dezember 1619 in Prag, died 29. November 1682 in London

    Thank you very much!!!
     
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    Here they are - :read


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    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Thank you very much!!!
     
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    ANSEL Corsair Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    A nice picture of "Albrecht Borgaard".
     

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    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    @ANSEL: Great, what is the source of this picture? I only have the "Lt. General Albert Borgard" from Courtesy Royal Artillery Institution.

    @Talisman: Thank you very much again! I have closed the missing part in my elaboration. After reading my whole chapter I got the idea to note a few interesting entrys around the new formation of the Board of Ordnance and the involved people. This time was known as "the age of the system" where a few changes in the ordnances depends from. My question is a bit uncomfortable to me ;) I will use the chance and your helpfulness to expand the chapter in the most interesting time of English gunfounding. If you have any day the next possible option to access the Oxford Library, and it is not hard to you to get the informations, I ask for:

    1. Brigadier Michael Richards (1673- 5. Feb 1721) - surveyor-general of the ordnance
    2. Andrew Schalch, born in Schaffhausen (Dutch) 1692–1776), master-founder Royal Brass Foundry Woolwich
    3. William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1675 – 17 July 1726)
    4. Field Marshal François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre, also known as Francis de La Rochefoucauld, (September 1672 - 11 August 1739)
    5. Field Marshal John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich (10 October 1680 – 4 October 1743)
     
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    It seems like there is some confusion about the name on the picture, when I dig in
    the link, the name is William Hargrave. First time I saw it, name was Albrecht Borgaard?
     
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    This is the right person:
     

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    Oh yes, thats the only one Picture I know too.
    Then the first one is wrong. Too bad :(
     
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    Hi @Wedori

    Here are 4 of the 5 you asked for:

    I can't find any entry for :
    4. Field Marshal François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre, also known as Francis de La Rochefoucauld, (September 1672 - 11 August 1739) :shrug


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    @Wedori Please take a look at the link I posted, and tell me what you think about it.
     
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    @ANSEL When I search for people, the side lists a collection of names and its relationships. And if I have found a person, it shows the relationship with events. Its description says "SnipView – the illustrated magazine anybody can edit". The collection is (like the idea behind) good but it seems the most content is quoted by Wikipedia. It doesnt mean Wikipedia is bad or the "SnipView"-Page with its sub-chapters like "British military personel of the War of the Spanish Succession" are an equal content. My personal opinion is, that the divisions and columns become a little bit confusing when you scroll down the events around a person. Too fast change the content to not theme-based one. But thats for the most people no problem so far. SnipView lists theme-based the content better than Wikipedia.
    BUT:
    All these open websides in the "great" WWW does have one thing in common: All of them share close to the same content and in result, this circumstance unify the knowledge of mostly pupils in smaller classes or just interested people. This doesnt mean that its bad! The easy access of free sources in the WWW only have close to the same content.
    When you workout a very detailed treatise, becomes "high quality sources" very important, where you must left the path of "standard-sources". By far, many things (specially Pictures) you can easy use under the free common licence from Wikipedia!
    But for information: At first its need to buy books. Theme-based ones. Mostly single theme books with the highest standard of knowledge in its content. But my books (~3000EUR) was not enougth because I didnt find all informations I need. The reworking of a part in history needs to enlighten all relationships of involved people and here becomes biographys important. In the beginning of my elaboration, I have had as result of this circumstance an account at Oxford Dictionary National Biography and a subscription at Oxford University Press. In this month I have written down all for me in this time important things. But it wasnt. Peoples- and organisations- relationships are like a weavers nest. At first I wont go so deep but in a time with so many changes... it becomes need to take a look in every direction because one sentence in one mans biography can solve a secret of another part.

    What I want to say: Universitys or books based on many licensed sources and sometimes deep research in peoples past. The result is a collection of all possible informations. This feature, common open sources cant have. Many content based on personal sources from familys historys in privat property and this you cant quote when you try to edit a Wikipedia-Entry. Although open sources like Wikipedia are free, you cant enter informations you only can have from those rare sources. Thats the reason why the most content in open sources is free and nearly the same. But again: For the most common things around a person or an Event its more then enougth! There are many pictures and other visual entrys too and this is a great advantage under fee common licence.


    @Talisman Thank you very much again!!! I will read trough the content and hope to find closer informations about the Job of Albert Borgard in the Drawing Room from 1716. Its a very hard nut around his first year and its circumstances.
    Field Marshal François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre, also known as Francis de La Rochefoucauld (September 1672 - 11 August 1739), was a french refugee. I forget this. Sorry. Oxford lists only important English people and his timespan as General of the Ordnance was too short I think. I have maybe something in my books.
     
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    @Wedori Tanks for your response. I had my focus on pictures, this is my area
    ( education: The Royal Danish Academy of Arts) so mostly it is pictures I'm
    looking for, but I see what you mean.:bow
     

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