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date: 26 February 2021

Tooke, Williamlocked

(1777–1863)
  • G. C. Boase
  • , revised by Eric Metcalfe

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Tooke, William (1777–1863), lawyer and promoter of arts and literature, was born in St Petersburg, Russia, on 22 November 1777. He was the younger son of William Tooke (bap. 1744, d. 1820), historian of Russia and chaplain to the factory of the Russia Company...

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