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date: 05 December 2019

Burnett, Johnlocked

(1729–1784)
  • [Anon.]
  • , revised by Alexander Du Toit

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Burnett, John (1729–1784), philanthropist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of a city merchant; after education in Aberdeen, Burnett himself began a career in trade in 1750, shortly after the failure of his father's business due to a fall in prices—a result of ...

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