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Thomas Astle (1735–1803) by William Skelton, pubd 1803 (after Henry Howard) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Astle, Thomas (1735–1803), archivist and collector of books and manuscripts, was born on 22 December 1735 at Yoxall, on the edge of Needwood Forest, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Daniel Astle (d. 1775), keeper of the forest, who was of a family long established at ...

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Sir Thomas Phillipps, baronet (1792–1872) by unknown photographer, c. 1860 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Phillipps, Sir Thomas, baronet (1792–1872), collector of books and manuscripts, was born on 2 July 1792 at 32 Cannon Street, Manchester. He was illegitimate, the only child of Thomas Phillipps (1742–1818), the prosperous senior partner of Phillipps, Lowe & Co., calico manufacturers and printers of ...