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Thomas Attwood (1783–1856) by Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1832 Birmingham Library Services, on loan to Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


Attwood, Thomas (1783–1856), politician and currency theorist, was born on 6 October 1783 at Hawne House, near Halesowen, Shropshire, the third son and fifth child of Matthias Attwood (1746–1836), banker, and his wife, Ann Adams (1752–1835), the daughter of Thomas Adams of Cakemore...


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Fullarton, John (1780?–1849), traveller and writer on currency, was the only child of Gavin Fullarton (d. 1795), a Greenock surgeon, and his wife, Anne (1744–1796), youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop, professor of Greek in the University of Glasgow. He went to ...


Paish, Sir George (1867–1957), financial journalist and economist, was born at Morths Gardens, Horsham, Sussex, on 7 November 1867, the tenth son of Robert Paish, a coachman, and his wife, Jane Smith, a domestic servant. After attending the United Westminster schools he began his career in 1881 as an office boy at the weekly ...