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Elizabeth Caslon (1730–1795) by William Satchwell Leney (after Charles Catton the elder) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Caslon [née Cartlich], Elizabeth

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Caslon [née Cartlich], Elizabeth (1730–1795), typefounder, was born in Foster Lane, London, on 31 May 1730, the daughter of William Cartlich, refiner, of Foster Lane, and his wife, Elizabeth. She was baptized on 4 June at St John Zachary, London. On 25 June 1751 she married ...

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Edmund Fry (1757–1835) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. R. Tedder

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Fry, Edmund (1757–1835), typefounder, was born in Small Street, Bristol, on 2 February 1757, the second of the three sons of Joseph Fry (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, and his wife, Anna, née Portsmouth (1719/20–1803), daughter of Henry Portsmouth MD of Basingstoke, Hampshire...

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Fry, Joseph (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, was born into a devout Quaker family in 1728, the eldest son of John Fry (d. 1775), a shopkeeper of Sutton Benger, Wiltshire. He was educated at a Quaker boarding-school in the north of England...