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Elizabeth Bowen 1899 - 1973 writer lived here 1935 - 1952

2 Clarence Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 4RD, London, United Kingdom

Texas Historical Marker #11015

Harry Frederick Moore. (December 15, 1854 -- April 20, 1926) Harry F. Moore began his banking career in Ohio, where he married Anna Laura May in 1885. They moved to Galveston in 1890, then to Crockett in 1891. He assisted in organizing the First National Bank, and in 1904 became president. Serving for 22 years, he set an example for his successors, including two of his sons. He organized banks in nearby towns and was a prominent member of the community, an active church member, and a mason. #11015

?, Crockett, TX, United States

Ruth Joseph [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Ruth Joseph

Metzer Straße 30, Pankow, Berlin, Germany


To Roderick Impey Murchison, Scottish geologist, explorer of Perm Krai, who gives to the last period of the Palaeozoic era the name of Permian

English translation: To Roderick Impey Murchison, Scottish geologist, explorer of Perm Krai, who gives to the last period of the Palaeozoic era the name of Permian

School #9, Perm, Russia


Edward Henry Corbould 1815-1905 Art Tutor to the children of Queen Victoria Lived Here

52 Victoria Road, W8, London, United Kingdom


Dr Charles Vickery Drysdale 1874-1961 a founder of the Family Planning Association opened his first birth control clinic here in 1921

153a East Street, Walworth, Southwark, SE17, London, United Kingdom


Karl Bornstein [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Karl Bornstein

Trautenaustr. 9, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany


Lilli Blumenthal [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Lilli Blumenthal

Christburger Straße 41, Pankow, Berlin, Germany


В здании бывшей Калужской губернской земской управы в конце XIX - начале XX века служил видный земский и государственный деятель, депутат Первой Государственной Думы князь Сергей Дмитриевич Урусов (1862 - 1937)

Gertsen street, 34, Kaluga, Russia

MIV Historical Plaques Program #0027

Malmsbury Mechanics' Institute. Founded 1862. First met on this site 1862. The Mechanics' Institute movement began in British urban industrial centres in the early 1800s. A "mechanic" was a person applying skills and technology. During the 19th century, most towns in Victoria established a Mechanics' Institute or Athenaeum with a library and meeting hall. Common objects were the "spread of useful knowledge" and provision for "rational recreation" in the community.The Malmsbury Mechanics’ Institute (MMI) was formed in 1862. The former Caroline Chisholm Shelter Shed, on this site, was renovated for use as council chambers by the Borough of Malmsbury in 1862, and space was granted to the MMI. The site was purchased by the Institute in 1871. The two front rooms of the present building were built in 1876, the Fedral Hall at the rear in 1895. This plaque, No. 27 in the MIV series, was placed here in 2012 by Malmsbury Historical Society to mark the 150th anniversary of the establishment of MMI.

Mollison Street, Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia


Пехотный полк г. Симбирска участвовал в войне 1812-1841 г.г., успешно держал осаду Глогау, проявляя мужество, героизм

бульвар Новый Венец, 1, Ulyanovsk, Russia

Madness first performed here in 1979 at The Dublin Castle

The Dublin Castle Public House, 94 Parkway, Camden, London, United Kingdom