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Richardson

[rich-erd-suh n] /ˈrɪtʃ ərd sən/
noun
1.
Henry Handel (Henrietta Richardson Robertson) 1870–1946, Australian novelist.
2.
Henry Hobson
[hob-suh n] /ˈhɒb sən/ (Show IPA),
1838–86, U.S. architect.
3.
Jack (Carter) 1934–2012, U.S. playwright and novelist.
4.
Sir Owen Williams, 1879–1959, English physicist: Nobel prize 1928.
5.
Sir Ralph (David) 1902–83, English actor.
6.
Samuel, 1689–1761, English novelist.
7.
Tony, 1928–91, English motion-picture and theatrical director.
8.
Walter Hart, 1880–1961, U.S. journalist.
9.
a city in NE Texas, near Dallas.
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Richardson

/ˈrɪtʃədsən/
noun
1.
Dorothy M(iller). 1873–1957, British novelist, a pioneer of stream-of-consciousness writing: author of the novel sequence Pilgrimage (14 vols, 1915–67)
2.
Henry Handel. pen name of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, 1870–1946, Australian novelist; author of the trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1917–29)
3.
Sir Owen Willans. 1879–1959, British physicist; a pioneer in the study of atomic physics: Nobel prize for physics 1928
4.
Sir Ralph (David). 1902–83, British stage and screen actor
5.
Samuel. 1689–1761, British novelist whose psychological insight and use of the epistolary form exerted a great influence on the development of the novel. His chief novels are Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1747)
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