Definition of Burnham
1. Noun. United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912).
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Literary usage of Burnham
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"David Hay Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 901 1780. Abigail Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 25th 1781. ..."
2. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records by Charles William Manwaring (1906)
"I give to my only son Elisha Burnham and to his heirs and assigns forever 1-2 ... To my eldest daughter Sarah Burnham I give 1-6 part of all my real estate ..."
3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Call applied in writing to Burnham, Ormsby & Co. for a loan of $10000. Soon after the application was made Call met Burnham at Emmetsburg, Iowa, ..."
4. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1896)
"*Burnham Beeches, to the NW (omn. from Slough in summer ; fare is. 6d.), the finest in England, have been secured as a public resort by the Corporation of ..."
5. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1857)
"The subject of this sketch, when he was about eight years old, went t« reside with a neighbour of his father, a Mr. Abraham Burnham, ..."
6. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut by Sarah Johnson Prichard (1896)
"GW Burnham. Gordon Webster Burnham was born in Hampton, March 20, 1803, and was a descendant in the sixth generation from John Burnham of Ipswich, Mass., ..."