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Hadamard, Jacques (1865-1963)
590; French mathematician best known for his proof of the prime number theorem in 1896; Wikipedia entry

Hadley, Dr. Edgar
311; at Miners' Hospital

Reynaldo Hahn
Hahn, Reynaldo (1874-1947)

1065; his tune from Ciboulette; Reynaldo Hahn (born August 9, 1875 in Caracas, Venezuela, died January 28, 1947 in Paris, France) was a naturalised French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French classical tradition of the mélodie. The fine craftsmanship, remarkable beauty, and originality of his works capture the insouciance of la belle époque. His operetta Ciboulette (1923) remains in popular repertoire. He also composed the operetta Mozart for Sacha Guitry.

Halász, Lajos
720; a local sensitive in Buda-Pesth

Halfcourt, Lietenant-Colonel G. Auberon
222; "formerly a squadron commander in the Eighteenth Hussars"; stationed in Kashgar ("spiritual capital of Inner Asia"), 630; at the "palatial Hotel Tarim" 753;

Halfcourt, Yashmeen
221-222; at T.W.I.T., and ward (not biological daughter) of G. Auberon Halfcourt; 489; aka "Pinky" 493; discussing Göttingen with Cyprian Latewood, 499; to Göttingen, 503; in Göttingen, 589; parents were Russian, 595; "she is the world" 596; inspiration for Hilbert-Póya Conjecture, 604; "grandiose coat of arms" 677; encounters Cyprian in Vienna, 716; "bedeviled by two or three powers at once" 717-18; letter to her father, 748-750; dream of her father, 749; her hair and "those mystical waterfalls that hide the Hidden Worlds of the Tibetan lamas, 760; "the local word for jade is yashm" 761; working in a dress shop in Mariahilf, 802; in Trieste with Cyprian, 811; meets Reef in Venice, 855; in Torino w/Reef, 1072;

Halkata - The Ring

955; aka Hulkata, aka "The Ring" – a stone arch that Reef, Yashmeen and Lubjica pass beneath. The Ring is located on the Karandila, a hilltop 1050m above sealevel in Sliven, a town in southeast Bulgaria in the eastern part of the Thracian plain. It is a rock protrusion with an interesting, yet peculiar hole in the center. According to myth, one would change gender upon passing through the ring.

Halley, Edmond (1656-1742)
115; English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who proposed, in 1692, that the earth was hollow; Wikipedia entry

Hamilton, Maria Bayley
560; Sir Hamilton's wife;


Hamilton, Sir William Rowan (1805-1865)

99; Sir Hamilton was an Irish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer who made important contributions to the development of optics, dynamics, and algebra. His discovery of quaternions is perhaps his best known investigation; his illumination "at Brougham Bridge in Ireland in 1845, 99; 132; 526; 535; Quaternions discover him, 560-61; Wikipedia entry

Hanna, Mark (1837-1904)
979; his "miserable stooge" President McKinley; Marcus Alonzo Hanna, best known as Mark Hanna, was an industrialist and Republican politician from Cleveland, Ohio. He rose to fame as the campaign manager of the successful Republican Presidential candidate William McKinley in the U.S. Presidential election of 1896, in what is considered the forerunner of the modern political campaign, and subsequently became one of the most powerful members of the U.S. Senate. Wikipedia

Harald the Ruthless (1015-1066)
127; Norwegian Harald Hardraade, or Hardråde king of Norway (1045–66). His harsh suppression of lesser Norwegian chieftains cost him their military support in his unsuccessful struggle to conquer Denmark (1045–62). The son of Sigurd Sow (Syr), a chieftain in eastern Norway, and of Estrid, mother of the Norwegian king Olaf II Haraldsson (St. Olaf), Harald fought at the age of 15 against the Danes.

Hardy, Godfrey Harold "G. H." (1877-1947)
239, 498, 503; a prominent English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. He was called "Harold" by a few close friends, and otherwise "G. H."; Wikipedia entry

Harriman, Brother
130; works for Scarsdale Vibe

729; in the Marco Zoppo painting The Sack of Rome; HARUSPICES, or Aruspices (perhaps "entrail observers," cf. Skt. hira, Gr. xop87' 7), a class of soothsayers in Rome. Their art (disciplina) consisted especially in deducing the will of the gods from the appearance presented by the entrails of the slain victim. From 1911 Ed. of the Encyclopedia Brittanica

Hashim, Tariq
766; book-dealer in Bukhara

765; Doosra's "loyal lieutenant"


10; "bonnet," 28; "stovepipe hat," 29; 37; "straw hats," 39; "scorcher cap," 42; "forests of hatracks bearing an entire Museum of Hat History," 43; "flowered bonnet-brim," 70; "coolie hats," 109; 145; 162; 207; 211; 226; 232, hatpin issues; 233, slouch hats, drugs and hats; 269; 273; 283, headgear; 284; 286-8; 292, "beaver sombreros; 294; 299, "canvas miner's cap"; 314; 315; "high-hat technical school," 318; 337; 340; "The Phenomenal Dr. Ictibus and His Safe-Deflector Hat," 344; 345; 358; 366; 369; "hatbrims," 376; "hatbrims," 384; "hatbrims," "red bandannas round their heads," 390; "pearl-gray bowlers," 399; "stiff-hatted security," 410; "Medicine Hat, Alberta," 432; "no time even to take off his hat," "gondolier's hat," 445; "cap," 446; 447;

589; 592;

69; South Sea islands tattoo artists; volcano, 411; See also Ukuleles

Hawkes, Sophrosyne
932; "typewriter lass" at Whitehall who runs off with Ratty McHugh

Haymarket Bomb
25; The Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886, in Chicago is the origin of international May Day observances and in popular literature inspired the caricature of "a bomb-throwing anarchist." The causes of the incident are still controversial, although deeply polarized attitudes separating the business class and the working class in late 19th century Chicago are generally acknowledged as having precipitated the tragedy and its aftermath; 111; 176; 1058; Wikipedia entry

236; Should be spelled Headingley, at least in this world. Suburb of Leeds, England. Headingley is home to the Yorkshire cricket team and a venue for international cricket matches since 1899. Headingley was the scene of some Direct Action in 1975: an England v. Australia Test Match was abandoned after supporters of wrongly-convicted prisoner George Davis ruined the pitch; Wikipedia entry

Headingly bomb
608; and Lew Basright;

head of Jochanaan
626; from the opera "Salome" by Richard Strauss, the head of John the Baptist; Salome, who demanded of King Herod, who lusted after her, John the Baptist's head on a platter as the price for her allowing him to have her; Salome had desired John the Baptist, but had been rebuffed.

"unattainable as Heaven," 146; "Heavenly City," 165; 293;

Heaviside, Oliver (1850-1925)
98; English electrical engineer who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, and was co-discoverer of the rate of energy transfer by an electromagnetic field; Electromagnetic Theory (1893); 533; "Walt Whitman of English Physics" 535; Wikipedia entry; A good article on Heaviside

Heden, Sven


597; Gunther von Quassel's "intimate"

Held, Anna

126; Located in East Iceland, one of the world's best-known sources of Icelandic spar. web page about the site, with photos

915; "horrible little bourgeoise" in The Burgher King

Gas valve as "the very mouth of Hell," 12; "Chicago winter, that is a sub-zero-degrees version of Hell," 41; "infernal side to the story," 78; "Hell with electric lights," 79; 131; "I AM THE WAY INTO THE DOLEFUL CITY — DANTE," from Canto III of Il Inferno, 154; Johannesburg as hell, 168; "Jeshimon was like a religious painting of hell used to scare kids in Sunday school," 210; "'Hell it is,'" 215; "some old, numinous, center-of-the-world willingness to raise species of hell that hadn't been invented yet," 274; 282; 372; 377; 379; 382; Hierarchy is "'sure's "heck" too good for'" the Chums, 397; "down in Hell's / Kitchen," 400; "I AM THE WAY INTO THE DOLEFUL CITY — DANTE," 401; Chums "ready to deal with Hell itself," 418; 516; 517; 527; "This world... will die, and descend into Hell," 554; "One must begin by accepting Hell — by understanding that Hell is real," 586; see also Telluric Interior and Telluride

780; on the Bol'shaia Igra

Henry, Emile (1872-1894)
87; French anarchist, who on February 12, 1894 detonated a bomb at the Café Terminus in the Parisian Gare Saint-Lazare killing one person and wounding twenty; Wikipedia entry

Herbert, Victory


182; bartender at Anarchists' Saloon

Hernández, Braulio
983; "former lieutenant governor" of Chihuahua who "had just taken the silver-mining town of Santa Eulalia";

Herodotus (484 BC–ca. 425 BC)
957; Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Dorian Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC and is regarded as the "Father of History". Wikipedia

39; bellman at the Esthonia Hotel

Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf (1857-1894)
121; "extra Hertzian rays"; German physicist and mechanician for whom the hertz, an SI unit, is named. In 1888, he was the first to demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic radiation by building an apparatus to produce UHF radio waves; 318; 330; 438; Wikipedia entry

Hesitation Waltz
1082; A style of waltz which arose in the 1910s and incorporated Hesitations and was danced to fast music. A Hesitation is basically a halt on the standing foot during the full waltz measure, with the moving foot suspended in the air or slowly dragged.

960; adherents to Hesychasm, an eremitic tradition of prayer in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Gk: ἡσυχάζω hesychazo: "to keep stillness"). Hesychastic practice bears some superficial resemblance to mystical prayer or meditation in Eastern religions (eg Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism). Wikipedia

415; 417; Chums of Chance's invisible superiors

High Albedo
493; A property of a surface that describes its ability to reflect and reject heat. High albedo surfaces have both a light color (high solar reflectance) and a high emmittance (can reject heat back to the environment).

196; In mining, high grading is the theft and concealement of valuable ore by miners for personal profit. Common during the United States gold rush, high graders would usually conceal gold ore in a pocket or lunch pail, or internally within the body, and later attempt to fence it on the black market; 486;

Hilbert, Dr. David (1862-1943)
324; German mathematician, recognized as one of the most influential and universal mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He invented or developed a broad range of fundamental ideas, in invariant theory, the axiomatization of geometry, and with the notion of Hilbert space, one of the foundations of functional analysis. Among the students of Hilbert, there were Hermann Weyl, the champion of chess Emanuel Lasker, Ernst Zermelo, and Carl Gustav Hempel. John von Neumann was his assistant. At the University of Göttingen, Hilbert was surrounded by a social circle of some of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, such as Emmy Noether and Alonzo Church; "Spectral Theory" 499; 600; 625; 633; Wikipedia entry

Hill, Joe (1879-1915)
216; born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, and also known as Joseph Hillström, Joe Hill was a radical songwriter, labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies. He was executed for murder after a controversial trial. After his death, he became the subject of a folksong; 463; Wikipedia entry

Hindoo Shuffle
357; magic trick

Hinton, C. Howard

Hip Sing
340; rival tong of On Leong, New York City

29; "a warm invitation to rewrite history," 45; "duties to history and blood," 127; "Historia Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae," 128; "the great silent struggle that was the history of the place," 129; "Mathematics and History," 130; 149; "as-yet-unwritten history," 151; 152; 222-223; "certain hidden geometries of History," 373; 376; 381; 393; 418; "light might be a secret determinant of history, 431; 448; 559; and field operatives ("history — Time's pathology"), 828; Northern powers who "manipulate other people's history but produce none of their own [...] lives are the units of exchange" 828;

H.M.S. Megaera
108; frigate; Megaera (Greek: Μεγαιρα, "the jealous one") is one of the Erinyes in Greek Mythology. She is the cause of jealousy and envy, and causes people to commit crimes, especially marital infidelity. Like her sisters Alecto and Tisiphone, she was born of the blood of Uranus when Cronus castrated him.

hole card
684; In blackjack, the facedown card that the dealer gets. In stud and hold ‘em poker, the facedown cards dealt to each player.

Hole-in-the-Wall Gang
287; name given to a gang in the American Wild West, which took its name from the Hole-in-the-Wall Pass in Johnson County, Wyoming, where several outlaw gangs had their hideouts. The Gang was not simply one large organized gang of outlaws, but rather was made up of several separate gangs, all operating out of the Hole-in-the-Wall Pass, using it as their base of operations. The gangs formed a coalition, each planning and carrying out its own robberies with very little interaction with the other gangs. At times, members of one gang would ride along with other gangs, but usually each gang operated separately, meeting up only when they were each at the hideout at the same time; Wikipedia entry

Holliday, Doc (1851-1887)
25; John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an American dentist, gambler and gunfighter of the Old West frontier, who is usually remembered for his associations with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral; "rejoinder to Frank McLaury at the O.K. Corral" 647-48; Wikipedia entry

Hollow Earth
115; Chums of Chance's journey into, 115; H. Penhallow's journey, 155; 274; 327; hoosegow in Guanojuana, 380; 391; "hidden cave of rainwater" 393; Wikipedia entry

933; prison where Jenny McHugh was

Holmes, Sherlock

127; "one of the last live horses in the Metropolitan area," 150; at Armageddon, 443; grazing in the Quadrangle, 451;

Hotel Borealis
129; where Vormance Expedition set up headquarters;

Hôtel de Deux Continents
911; where Kit tends bar in Constantinople

Hotel Noctambulo
462; where insomnia prevails, in Fickle Creek

Hotel Neue Mutzenbacher
702, aka "The Mutzi" in Vienna "near the Imperial Stables"

Hot Sauce "¡Cuidado Cabrón! Salsa Explosiva La Original," 129-30; "Gigot Grillé à la Sauce Piquante," 443;

Houdini, Harry

Hour of the Rat
675; according to the time keeping in pre-modern Japan, the Hour of the Rat was from 11pm till 1am.

975; taverna cat in Corfu

260; Deuce Kindred's "on-again-off-again romance with"

Huerta, General
376; "brutal heart, bloody mind"; "goes after Yaquis or Mayas" 389; leading government forces against Orozco, 986; Wikipedia entry

588; at Göttingen; 592; 597; muttering in strange language, 622;


Hypatia (AD 370(?)-415)
717; Hypatia of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, teacher, and head of the Platonist school at Alexandria about AD 400. Hypatia wrote commentaries on the astronomical canon of Ptolemy and did work on conic sections . Her works are lost, but are referred to in the Suda lexicon. She was the daughter of the mathematician and philosopher Theon of Alexandria (he was also the last head of the Museum at Alexandria); Wikipedia entry

hypodermic syringe

Hypopsammotic Survival Apparatus
425; invented by Roswell Bounce, "providing a practical way to submerge oneself beneath the sands and still be able to breath, walk around, and so forth"

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