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Who was "Lt.-Commander R.T. Chaloner Woods"?

Since the author served in the Royal Navy, a logical place to start would be the British National Archives. Much of their records have fortunately been digitalised and can be searched online - ...
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Where can I find the original "On the New Rules for Destroying Countries" (1901) by Liang Qichao?

The essay is indeed originally in Chinese, with the title 滅國新法論, which may aid further searches. It is collected in full in 《飲冰室合集》, as well as the 《梁啟超文集》 in abridged form. The abridged version is ...
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Where is an image of the oracle bone that describes the nova?

There is a picture of that oracle bone in the chapter Chinese and Korean Star Maps and Catalogs by F. Richard Stephenson in the University of Chicago's History of Cartography (p514): There is also a ...
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Earlier U.S. law enforcement raids on lawyers' communications

The one people seem to be drawing on a lot (I found two recent articles about it) was the raid on Donald Manno in 2008.* The better of the two was here on Reuters. In 2008, Manno’s law office was ...
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What are the best resources for studying oracle bone inscriptions?

I don't know how useful this will be to you but hopefully these links will at least lead you to what you are looking for. The British Library has more than 450 oracle bones and there are some links ...
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Who was Woodburn Heron?

Woodburn Heron's own research seem to have been less notable then that of his mentor, Hebb. But "The Pathology of Boredom" was published in Scientific American, a popular magazine which is much more ...
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What is the difference between a typescript and manuscript?

Not all manuscripts are actually manuscripts. It depends on the cataloguing that the archivist, librarian or records officer has done. Often manuscript is used as a short-hand for any original ...
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Can anyone find the letter of Tsar Alexander II to Rostovtsev dated October / December 25th, 1859?

You had the right book, but the wrong volume. The reference in your image cites: Semenov, Osvobozhdenie krest'ian, 2:128. The "2" in "2:128" refers to volume 2. Searching the ...
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Earlier U.S. law enforcement raids on lawyers' communications

Until the present case, what was the most significant or consequent of these actions in the United States? I don't know about most significant consequences, but I'll note the idea has been around for ...
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Who was Woodburn Heron?

Bernard "Woody" Woodburn-Heron was my stepfather. He was related to the Manchester Parish Herons. His mother was Edith Ethel Heron (#66iii in the attached genealogy) http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch....
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Earlier U.S. law enforcement raids on lawyers' communications

The prominent attorney Lynne Stewart had her records raided in 2002 over her work with Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "Blind Sheik" linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1997 Luxor massacre. ...
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Who was "Lt.-Commander R.T. Chaloner Woods"?

For a list of Royal Navy officers, you need to consult the Navy List. Many volumes of that are available on Archive.org; start with the latest one before 1936, and work backwards from there. It is ...
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Intersection Between Computer Science and History?

It is a little surprising to me that what I think is currently the relevant example has not been mentioned so far (this may be due to the fact that what has been called a "breakthrough" in the press ...
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Location of Hagemeister's six-language diaries

Thanks to the author, Glenn Farris, I obtained a copy of "Report on a Project to seek out documents describing early 19th Century California housed in the Russian Naval Archives in St. Petersburg, ...
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Creating a "focused research question" for a history paper, unsure how to create a question that inspires debate

Creating a history question is a fourth year (Australian “honours,” US “masters”) problem. A historical question ought to bring theory into intersection with a gap in knowledge into intersection with ...
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Who was Woodburn Heron?

Do you recall the scene where Senri was restricted with some greyish Michelin looking body suit? That was probably her undergoing the experiment that Woodburn Heron devised. Woodburn Heron was ...
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Other possible inventors of the Transistor?

From following the references at Wikipedia, I found The Lost History of the Transistor. Which led me to How Europe Missed The Transistor, which, seems to suggest that France or Germany could have been ...
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