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MINIFIE, William, author, born in Devonshire, 14 August, 1805; died in Baltimore, 24 October, 1880. He came to the United States in 1828 and established himself as an architect and bookseller in Baltimore. Mr. Minifie was curator of the Maryland academy of sciences, and professor of drawing at the Maryland institute schools of art. He was the author of "Text-Book of Mechanical Drawing " (Baltimore, 1849) ; "Text-Book of Geometrical Drawing: Perspective and Shadows" (1853) ; "Essay on the Theory and Application of Color" (1854); and " Popular Lectures on Drawing and Design" (1854).
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