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Donisthorpe, Wordsworthlocked

(1847–1914)
  • M. W. Taylor

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Donisthorpe, Wordsworth (1847–1914), political activist and pioneer of cinematography, was born on 24 March 1847 at Springfield Mount, Leeds, the only son (there were also four daughters) of George Edmund Donisthorpe (1809–1875), a worsted manufacturer, wool merchant, and later colliery proprietor, who in the 1840s had invented a wool combing machine, and his wife, ...

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