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Thomas Britton (1644–1714) by John Wollaston, 1703 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant, was born on 14 January 1644 at Rushden near Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. He migrated to London where he apprenticed himself to a ‘small-coal’ (slack-coal, or charcoal) merchant near St John the Baptist's Street...

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Edwards, James (1756–1816), book collector and bookseller, was born on 8 September 1756 at Halifax, Yorkshire, the second of the six sons (there were also two daughters) of William Edwards (bap. 1723, d. 1808), bookbinder and bookseller of Halifax, and his wife, Jane Green (...

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Frow, (Stephen) Edmund (1906–1997), toolmaker, trade unionist, and bibliophile was born in Harrington, Lincolnshire, on 5 June 1906, the third of five children of George Frow (1870–1935), a farmer, and his wife Mary Ann, née Bentley (1873–1974). Falling on harder times, ...

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Perkins, Henry (bap. 1777, d. 1855), book collector and brewer, was baptized on 2 January 1777 at St Swithin London Stone, London, the son of John Perkins (1729/30–1812) and his wife, Amelia, widow of Timothy Bevan. John Perkins was the chief clerk of the ...

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Sotheby family (per. 1778–1861), auctioneers and book collectors, came to prominence in the book trade in the mid-eighteenth century with John Sotheby (1740–1807). The Sothebys stemmed from Pocklington in Yorkshire, where a nineteenth-century wall plaque in the local church of All Saints...

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Thompson, Sir Peter (1698–1770), merchant and book collector, was born at Poole, Dorset, on 30 October 1698, the third son of four surviving children of Captain Thomas Thompson and his wife, Amata Edwards. He was put to trade and became a successful and prosperous ...