Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823

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Publisher, bookseller and author. Thomas Dobson was born in Scotland, emigrated to America in the Spring of 1784, and settled in Philadelphia. He published the first comprehensive encyclopedia produced in the United States.

From the description of Thomas Dobson letter, [manuscript], 1806 November 6. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 318652146

Bookseller in Philadelphia.

From the description of Receipt, 1808 Apr. 18, Philadelphia, to William Wallis Woodward. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138905

Publisher, bookseller, and author, of Philadelphia, Pa.

From the description of Thomas Dobson letter, 1816 June 8. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129614

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creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Tobias Lear papers, 1791-1816. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823. Thomas Dobson letter, 1816 June 8. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn David Rittenhouse Papers, 1774-1932 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823. Receipt, 1808 Apr. 18, Philadelphia, to William Wallis Woodward. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823. Letters to Isaac Wayne, 1802. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Tobias Lear papers, Lear, Tobias, papers, 1791-1817 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bolling, Robert B., fl. 1843,. Cabell family papers [manuscript, 1796-1867. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Muir ledger, 1782-1795, 1782-1795 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Shields, James. Workbook, 1787-1788. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Muir, James, of Philadelphia. Ledger, 1782-1795. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823. Letter, Philadelphia (Pa.) to Jedidiah Morse [manuscript] 1802 Jan. 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carmichael, James, 1771-1831. Papers of Dr. James Carmichael, 1816-1834, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823. Thomas Dobson letter, [manuscript], 1806 November 6. Indiana University
referencedIn Joseph Johnson Letterbook, 1795-1810 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847. Letter, 1816 April 12, Hague, to George Ticknor, Gottingen. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847. person
correspondedWith Green, Ashbel, 1762-1848 person
associatedWith Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809. person
associatedWith Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826 person
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associatedWith Princeton Theological Seminary. corporateBody
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associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Woodward, William Wallis. person
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Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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Birth 1751

Death 1823

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