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  Joseph Paxton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) was an English gardener and architect of The Crystal Palace.
Annie Paxton standing on a Victoria amazonica leaf in the lily house; Paxton's design for the Crystal Palace took its cue from the organic structure of this plant.
Paxton was honoured by being a member of the Kew Commission which was to suggest improvements for Royal Botanic Gardens, and by being considered for the post of Head Gardener at Windsor Castle.
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 Derbyshire People - Joseph Paxton - English architect and landscape gardener   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Joseph Paxton, English architect and landscape gardener, was born in Milton Bryan, son of a yeoman farmer.
Paxton started his career as a gardener's boy and was spotted by the Duke of Devonshire whilst working at Chiswick, entering the Duke's employment at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, in 1826.
Paxton is buried at Edensor church in Derbyshire.
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 Paxton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paxton Automotive is a well-known manufacturer of Centrifugal type superchargers.
Paxton Media Group is a company which owns newspapers and a television station in Paducah, Kentucky.
Paxton is a genus of fish from the family Apogonidae
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 Moore v. Paxton Abstract
Paxton may have submitted additional pleadings after the trial–it is not clear from the record.
Paxton's defense team consisted of some of the most prominent attorneys in the territory: Territorial Secretary Robert Crittenden (who later killed Henry W. Conway), Chester Ashley and Ambrose Sevier (who would both later serve as senators from Arkansas), and Robert Oden.
Moore in turn demurred to this argument of Paxton, contending that under the full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution Arkansas had to recognize his South Carolina judgment, and since the law of South Carolina (lex loci) controlled as to the statute of limitation, he could sue and recover in Arkansas.
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 Leonardo Digital Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When he is remembered, Joseph Paxton is known for his design and supervision of the Crystal Palace—the 1851 cast-iron and glass structure that transcended its garden heritage (evolving from greenhouses) to become the world’s most advanced, technological structure.
Paxton’s training ground was the Duke’s Chatsworth estate, where, over his lifetime, he transformed landscape, garden, waterworks, and eventually architectural history, concurrently transforming himself into a Victorian icon of work and intelligence.
Paxton was a determined, hard worker who became a national figure—the common man who worked his way to the top—he was elected to Parliament and knighted by Queen Victoria.
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 BBC - History - Sir Joseph Paxton (1801 - 1865)
Born into poverty, Paxton left school when he was fifteen to work at his brother's farm.
Paxton thought he could do better, and delivered his design - a vastly magnified version of his lily house at Chatsworth - within nine days.
When the Exhibition finished, Paxton moved it to Sydenham, where it was a great popular success until the end of the century, and where it remained until it burned down in 1936.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/paxton_joseph.shtml   (606 words)

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Paxton was hired by way of his employer, the Duke of Devonshire, for whom he worked as a gardener.
Paxton created greenhouses made from class and iron, which served as his inspiration for simplicity of design, ease of construction, and stability.
Paxton was knighted for his contribution to the Great Exhibition after the great public success of the Crystal Palace.
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 SIR JOSEPH PAXTON - LoveToKnow Article on SIR JOSEPH PAXTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1836 he began to erect a grand conservatory 300 ft. in length, which was finished in 1840, and formed the model for the Great Exhibition building of 1851.
In 1854 he was chosen M.P. for Coventry, which he continued to represent in the Liberal interest till his death at Sydenham on the 8th of June 1865.
Paxton was elected in 1826 a fellow of the Horticultural Society.
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Joseph Paxton was born on 3rd August, 1803, in Milton Bryan in Bedfordshire.
Paxton succeeded in propagating it at Chatsworth and was responsible for its introduction to Samoa where it remains a staple food item.
Paxton designed a tank to hold the lily in a small conservatory with heating, lighting and humidity reproducing conditions on the Amazon and a water-wheel gently agitating the water to simulate the conditions of a slowly flowing river.
www.firshman.co.uk /st-peters-church/review/2004/11/sir.htm   (1253 words)

 Joseph Paxton: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sir Joseph Paxton (1803—1865) was an English[For more info, click on this link] gardener and architect[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] of The Crystal Palace The Crystal Palace quick summary:
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Paxton was honoured by being a member of the Kew Commission which was to suggest improvements for Royal Botanic Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew quick summary:
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 Biography Joseph Paxton
Joseph Paxton was born August 3, 1803, in Milton Bryan, England, the seventh son of a yeoman farmer.
Paxton produced his design on a piece of blotting paper and submitted the final design in less than nine days.
During the 1830s he was editor of the Horticultural Register, Paxton's Magazine of Botany, A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of Dahlias, The Pocket Botanical Dictionary; and, with John Lindley, he founded The Gardener's Chronicle.
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 Free Essay The Crystal Palace (7 pages)
Joseph Paxton was not an educated architect at all, and in fact, he was a gardener and was known for designing greenhouses.
Paxton couldn’t use material that would be difficult to deconstruct but he had to have it be sturdy and durable.
Joseph Paxton had figured that this would be the final outcome for his building and had actually been investing time on the side to search out new locations for the building.
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 Biography of Joseph Paxton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sir Joseph Paxton was Head Gardener to William Spencer, 6th Duke of Devonshire.
In 1837, Paxton started the Great Conservatory which became the model for the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Paxton was honoured by being a member of the Kew Commission which was to suggest improvements for Kew Gardens, and by being considered for the post of Head Gardener at Windsor Castle.
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 Sir Joseph Paxton antique New Zealand prints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Joseph Paxton was born in 1803 (not 1801 as often stated).
He designed large greenhouses for the Duke at Chatsworth (including one for the Giant Water Lily), and these were used as the basis for his successful design of the Great Exhibition (1850-1851) building, the Crystal Palace, which used the idea of a simple repeating motif to achieve an economical yet harmonious building.
Over 233 designs were submitted for the building to house the "Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations." Joseph Paxton produced his design for a Crystal Palace on a piece of blotting paper, then submitted the final design in less than 9 days.
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 Today in Technology History - Aug 3
Paxton, the son of a poor English farmer, ran away from his family as a teenager.
Paxton knew that his greenhouse designs would work on a larger scale, so he entered a competition to design the home for the historic Great Exhibition of 1851.
Paxton was actively involved in the growth of railroads, and as a Member of Parliament he was interested in urban planning issues.
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 Rev. Joseph Willis
Joseph told the story in later years that he once had to flee, barefooted, from the "mob of Catholics" who were after him in the middle of the night.
Paxton wrote that "The zeal of Father Willis, as he came to be called by the affectionate people among whom he labored, could not be bounded by the narrow limits of his own home, but he traveled far and wide." Once when he was traveling and preaching, he stayed at an Inn.
Joseph was about 79 when their father was born and, Aimuwell was in his eighties when they were born.
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 Book Arts & Special Collections Center - Highlights from the Collection - SFPL.org
Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most eminent men of Victorian England.
In 1823 Paxton gained employment with the Horticultural Society at the gardens of Chiswick House, and in 1826 he came to the attention of the 6th Duke of Devonshire, George Spencer Cavendish, who hired him as head gardener at Chatsworth, the duke’s country estate in Derbyshire, England.
It was the extraordinary architectural structure of the underside of the lily pad upon which Paxton based his design of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851, "a greenhouse bigger than ever a greenhouse was built before" (according to John Ruskin).
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 Paxton, Illinois
Paxton was one of many towns that grew up in a Chicago-to-Cairo corridor along the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1850s.
Paxton demonstrates a large Scandinavian influence since the earliest settlers were Swedish and Norwegian.
Paxton became the second home of Augustana College when it moved from Chicago in 1863.
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Paxton suggested that the building’s acoustic problems might be overshadowed by a much greater fiasco in the design of the Exhibition building.
June, Paxton visited Derby to chair a railway committee and was observed doodling on a piece of blotting paper.
Paxton was asked to find a contractor who would tender by 10th July and contacted Robert Chance, supplier of glass for the Great Stove, and Charles Fox of the engineering firm Fox and Henderson.
www.firshman.co.uk /st-peters-church/review/2004/12/sir.htm   (1174 words)

 History of Horticulture - Paxton, Sir Joseph 1801-1865
Paxton was a remarkable individual who worked his way up from a position of gardener to sufficient prominence to receive a knighthood from the king.
Paxton became superintendent of the gardens of the Duke of Devonshire who was president of the Royal Horticultural Society at the time.
He was also well known because of his relationship with the Duke of Devonshire and his magnificent estate at Chatsworth, still one of the most famous if not the most famous of remaining English royal estates.
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 Re-instatement of a Joseph Paxton Conservatory
However, the Arkwright family came from Derbyshire, where Joseph Paxton was beginning to make his name, under the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth.
Early in 1844, Paxton was approached regarding the roof design of the new conservatory.
Paxton is known to have visited Hampton Court in December 1844 (possibly staying for Christmas), and his scheme was drawn up the following year with improvements and alterations as requested by the client.
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Paxton was captured and held a prisoner at Little Rock until peace was restored.
Paxton located near his father's place and on his present farm in the fall of 1881.
Paxton belong to the Missionary Baptist Church and the school board recognized in him an influential and interested member.
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 Paxton Sir Joseph - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Paxton, Sir Joseph (1803-1865), English horticulturist, engineer, architect, landscape gardener, and politician, chiefly famous as the designer of...
Crystal Palace, famous exhibition hall designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
The Crystal Palace (1850-1851; reconstructed 1852-1854) in London, a vast but ephemeral exhibition hall, was the work of Sir Joseph Paxton, a man who...
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 Joseph Paxton: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sir Joseph Paxton (1803—1865) was an English (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries)
In 1850 Paxton was commissioned by Baron Mayer de Rothschild to design Mentmore Towers (Thumbleft200pxmentmore in 1990smentmore towers is a large english country house in the village of mentmore...)
Paxton was honoured by being a member of the Kew Commission which was to suggest improvements for Royal Botanic Gardens (The royal botanic gardens, kew, usually referred to simply as kew gardens, are extensive gardens and botanical...)
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 James Henry Paxton Obit Pages
Paxton had lived all his life in Green County, the greater part in the community in which he died.
Paxton was a model citizen, he was a loyal member of the Greensburg Post American Legion and has a host of friends and relatives that will mourn his death.
Linnie Bird Paxton Henderson, 78, daughter of the late James Henry and Elizabeth Louellen Paxton, was born February 1, 1892 in Green County, Kentucky and died at 6:13 p.m.
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 Joseph Paxton
PAXTON, Joseph, manufacturer, born near New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 3 February, 1786; died in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, 21 August, 1861.
He was educated at home by his mother, a Quaker, and during the war of 1812 held successively the commissions of major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel of Pennsylvania troops, he was the principal projector of the Catawissa (now Reading) railroad, and through it did much to develop the mineral and agricultural region between Pottsville and Williamsport.
Colonel Paxton was the first to undertake the manufacture of iron on a large scale in the state, and among the first to import short-horn cattle.
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 The General Guide Book to the Crystal Palace
Sir Joseph Paxton commenced operations by securing for the Company the extensive and celebrated collection of palms and other plants, brought together with the labour of a century by Messrs.
Layard, M.P., was obtained for the erection of a court to illustrate the architecture of the long-buried buildings of Assyria;[1] and a large space in the Gardens was devoted to illustrating Geology and the animals, now extinct, of the pre-historic period.
The slanting ground was utilised by Sir Joseph Paxton with his usual sagacity, and converted from an obstacle into a positive advantage.
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 Joseph Paxton
Joseph Paxton was the designer of the Crystal Palace.
Paxton entered his proposal for the Exhibition building at the last minute, having sketched his first plan on blotting paper.
Paxton gained support for his design by printing illustrations of it in the Illustrated London News.
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