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Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

  • SC402
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  • 1892-1962

Richard Aldington (8 July 1892-27 July 1962), born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet best known for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel, "Death of a Hero", and the controversy arising from his 1955 "Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry".

Alexander, Ronald Okeden, 1888-1949

  • SC003
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  • 1888-1949

Ronald Okeden Alexander was a noted army leader in World War I and World War II. He was a member of the following regiments: the Victoria Rifles of Canada, 1908; Royal Canadian Regiment, 1910; 24th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1917; 2nd Canadian Division, 1917-1919; Canadian Army, Permanent Force, 1919-1939. He was General Officer Commanding (GOC) in the Canadian Pacific Command, 1940-1942; and Major-General, 1942-1945.

Alford, Norman

  • SC004
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Norman William Alford was born in Croydon, Surrey, England. He obtained a B.A. in English from the University of London in 1962, an M.A. in English from Birbeck College, University of London in 1964, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas in 1966. He taught school in Sussex, Ceylon, and Southern Rhodesia during the 1950s and also worked at the Federal Ministry of Education for Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1961 to 1962. He came to the University of Victoria in 1964, first as a student and later as a professor, and taught in the Department of English. After leaving the University of Victoria, he moved to Mexico in 1984. Throughout his career, Alford has published novels, short stories and scholarly works, including a book about the Rhymers' Club. Some of his stories, including "Allergy" and "Bungalow", have been published in the Malahat Review.

Ali Puli

  • SC349
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Ali Puli, also known as Alipili, is the attributed author of a number of 17th-century alchemical and hermetic texts.

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