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Barrow, Johnlocked

(fl. 1735–1774)
  • Elizabeth Baigent

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Barrow, John (fl. 1735–1774), teacher of mathematics and writer, is known solely through his publications. As a young man he taught mathematics and navigation to the ‘young gentlemen’ on Royal Navy ships. The status of the naval schoolmaster aboard was not high: he was for example excluded from the officers' mess, but ...

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