Samuel Irenaeus Prime

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Samuel Irenaeus Prime, 1812–85, American Presbyterian clergyman and editor, b. Ballston Spa, N.Y. After holding pastorates at Ballston Spa and Matteawan, N.Y., he became assistant editor (1840–49) of the New-York Observer and later editor (1851–85). In this religious periodical, which he helped to make among the best of its kind, his "Irenaeus" articles (later published in two series as Irenaeus Letters, 1882, 1885) were a noted feature. From 1853, Prime conducted the "Editor's Drawer" in Harper's Magazine. Among his many books are The Power of Prayer (1859) and The Alhambra and the Kremlin (1873).

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Courtauld, Samuel (1876–1947) English industrialist. He founded the firm of Courtaulds in 1816. At first it specialized in the production of silks, but from 1904 it developed artificial fibres, such as viscose rayon and nylon. In 1931, he bequeathed his London home (Home House) and collection of 19th-century French painting to the University of London, to form the Courtauld Institute for the research and study of art.