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Shorthouse, Joseph Henrylocked

  • Barbara Dennis


Shorthouse, Joseph Henry (1834–1903), novelist, was born in Great Charles Street, Birmingham, on 9 September 1834, the eldest of the three sons of Joseph Shorthouse (1797–1880) and his wife, Mary Ann, née Hawker. He grew up in Calthorpe Street, Edgbaston. His father had inherited the family chemical works, and manufactured vitriol, and his mother similarly came from a manufacturing family: her father founded the first glasshouse in ...

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