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A town of western Massachusetts north of Springfield. Amherst College (established 1821) and the main campus of the University of Massachusetts (1863) are here. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst and lived in the town her entire life.
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(Biography) Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst. 1717–97, British general who defeated the French in Canada (1758–60): governor general of British North America (1761–63)
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Jeffrey, Baron, Baron Amherst 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
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