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Alexander Henry


  1. Alexander Henry was the mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War. He was prominent in the efforts to suppress Confederate sympathizers within the city early in the war, and helped organize civilians to assist in constructing earthworks to defend the city during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign.
  2. Alexander Henry was a Scottish gunsmith, based in Edinburgh, and designer of the Henry rifling and barrel used in the Martini-Henry rifle.
    • born on (197 years ago) in Scotland
    • nationality: Scotland
    • profession: Gunsmith
    • died on (121 years ago)

There are other people with in their name, like Alexander Henry Green, Alexander Henry Rhind, Michael Alexander Henry, William Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry Campbell and Alexander Henry the younger.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Alexander Henry Haliday. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 7:91. Halimococcidae. A family of insects in the superfamily Coccoidae (order Hemiptera). Haliday, Alexander Henry, Figure 2 Alexander Haliday. Haliplidae. A family of beetles (order Coleoptera). They commonly are known as crawling water beetles. Beetles. Haltere. (pi., halteres) The vestigial, modified hind wings of Diptera that function as balancing organs. Hamophthiriidae. A family of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Canada (2010)

by Barry M. Gough

Mackenzie, Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry the Younger, and Daniel Harmon were among the fur traders who kept detailed notes that became, eventually, books. These are also important records of exploration, geography, and ethnology. Historical scholarship now shows that the fur trade depended on native energies and commitments. Natives traded furs, principally beaver, for industrial materials, especially ironware, and for liquor and tobacco. Traders were obliged to meet ...

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It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loath to see a rose on a maiden's breast substituted by a flower, however beautiful and fragrant it might be, that is went by the name of the skunk lily. (Alexander Henry)
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