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  • Author(s): Burke, James
  • Source:
    Scientific American. Jan2001, Vol. 284 Issue 1, p110. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      Focuses on connections between many historical figures. Sir Rowland Hill, who influenced the production of the first prepaid, adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black; His father, who was an educator; Mathematician Edwin Guest; Author Johann W. von Goethe, Lorenz Oken, Ludwig Tieck and poet Edward Young, who were involved in the ideas leading up to Romanticism; Hydrographer surveyor, and mineralogist Henry Ellis; George Montagu Dunk; Scientist Joseph Priestley.