Coram, Thomas, 1668?-1751Alternative names
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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|associatedWith||Foundling Hospital (London, England)||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Gamble, Thomas, 1868-1945.||person|
|associatedWith||Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786.||person|
|associatedWith||Onslow, George Onslow, Earl of, 1731-1814.||person|
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|Hampton Court, Middlesex|
|Indians of North America--Missions--History--18th century--Sources|
|Philanthropists--Great Britain--18th century--Correspondence|