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date: 17 October 2019

Carter, Johnlocked

(1815–1850)
  • T. F. Henderson
  • , revised by Delia Gaze

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Carter, John (1815–1850), silk weaver and draughtsman, was born in Coggeshall, Essex, on 31 July 1815, the son of a labourer. After attending the local school he went to a charity school for two years, from 1828. Although he showed signs of artistic talent, his social circumstances prevented him from developing his gifts. He was subsequently apprenticed to ...

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