Coram, Thomas, 1668?-1751

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Captain Thomas Coram, English mariner and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Foundling Hospital of London.

From the description of Thomas Coram manuscript material : 2 items, d1748-1750 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124206279

From the guide to the Thomas Coram manuscript material : 2 items, d1748-1750, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Epithet: Captain; Founder of the Foundling Hospital

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000445.0x000393

Thomas Coram, philanthropist and shipwright, was born in 1668 in Dorsetshire, England.

In 1694 he settled in Taunton, Mass. to promote shipbuilding and remained in the vicinity for the next ten years. Following his return to England, he became known for his public spirit and charity work in England and the colonies. In later years, Coram neglected his own private affairs and died a poor man in 1751.

From the description of Letter : London, to the Hon[ora]ble the Society for Propagating of Gosple [sic] among the Indians in New England, 1745 June 17. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36789954

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referencedIn Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet: Original correspondence, chronologically arranged: 17th-18th centt.includes:ff.1, 103 Christopher Packe, MD, of Canterbury: Letters to Sir H. Sloane: 1737-1741.f. 3 Richard Middleton Massey, MD, of Wisbeach and Chester: ... British Library
creatorOf Coram, Thomas, 1668?-1751. The memorial and petition of Thomas Coram sent in behalf of great numbers of innocent children daily exposed to destruction : manuscript, 1737 July 29. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747. Letter : to Edward Holyoke, 1744 July 10. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786. A plan for establishing a charity house or charity houses for the reception of repenting prostitutes : to be called the Magdalen Charity, manuscript, 1758. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gamble, Thomas, 1868-1945. Thomas Gamble scrapbooks and photographs, 1883-1945. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Coram, Thomas, 1668?-1751. Thomas Coram manuscript material : 2 items, d1748-1750 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn COLLECTION of State papers, letters, and miscellaneous documents, many of which relate to the Civil War and the affairs of the Commonwealth; 1564-1760. The letters at the end relate to literature and kindred subjects, and several of them are addresse... British Library
creatorOf Coram, Thomas, 1668?-1751. Letter : London, to the Hon[ora]ble the Society for Propagating of Gosple [sic] among the Indians in New England, 1745 June 17. Newberry Library
creatorOf Coram, Thomas. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Samuel Crocker papers, 1801-1856 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Thomas Coram manuscript material : 2 items, d1748-1750 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747. Benjamin Colman papers, 1641-1806. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1719-1772, person
associatedWith Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747. person
associatedWith Crocker, Samuel L. (Samuel Leonard), 1804-1883 person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Foundling Hospital (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Gamble, Thomas, 1868-1945. person
associatedWith Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Onslow, George Onslow, Earl of, 1731-1814. person
associatedWith Society for Propagation of the Gospel in New England corporateBody
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
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Ireland, Europe
India, Asia
Tutbury, Staffordshire
Hampton Court, Middlesex
Taunton (Mass.)
England--London
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Nieuwpoort, Flanders
New England
Tatenhill, Staffordshire
Massachusetts
Flanders, Belgium
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Manuscripts--English
Indians of North America--Missions--History--18th century--Sources
Missionaries--History--18th century--Sources
Philanthropists--Great Britain--18th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1668

Death 1751-03-29

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