Harper


Harper
/hahr"peuhr/, n.
1. James, 1795-1869, and his brothers John, 1797-1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801-70, and Fletcher, 1806-77, U.S. printers and publishers.
2. a male or female given name.

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(as used in expressions)
Harper's Magazine
Lee Harper

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formerly  Cape Palmas  

      town and Atlantic Ocean port, southeastern Liberia, West Africa. It is situated on Cape Palmas. The cape was settled (1833) by a group of North American freed slaves sponsored by the Maryland Colonization Society. In 1857 troubles with the local Grebo people led the colony to request annexation with Liberia. Named for Robert Goodloe Harper of the American Colonization Society, the town is the site of Maryland College of Our Lady of Fatima (Roman Catholic, 1953), the William V.S. Tubman College of Technology (1978), the J.J. Dossen Memorial Hospital (1958), government and church secondary schools, a public library, and several churches. Its port (1960) mainly exports lumber cut by the Maryland Logging Company and rubber from the Firestone company's Cavalla Plantation 15 miles (24 km) inland. A sugar refinery was opened in 1978. Harper is connected by air with Monrovia and by road with Ganta. Pop. (2003 est.) 20,000.

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  • Harper — Harper, Buchdrucker und Verlegerfamilie. Die aus Newtown (Long Island) gebürtigen Brüder James (geb. 13. April 1795, gest. 27. März 1869) und John H. (geb. 22. März 1797, gest. 22. April 1875) errichteten 1817 in New York eine kleine… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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