Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891

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Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891

Bingham, W. mss., 1752-1891

Consists of the papers of William Bingham, of Philadelphia. The collection includes correspondence, personal papers and writings, and materials concerning Bingham's business (including the Bank of the United States and shipping interests), estate, family, and property in the northeastern United States. Also noteworthy in the collection are materials related to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

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Shelburne, William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl, 1737-1805

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British politician. Born William Fitzmaurice, assumed surname Petty in 1751, succeeded his father as Earl of Shelburne 1761, created Marquis of Lansdowne 1784. Worked in the House of Lords to repeal the Stamp Act and continued to pursue a conciliatory policy toward the American colonies, though opposed to their independence. He became prime minister in 1782, directed peace negotiations with the United States, France, and Spain, and resigned from office shortly thereafter. ...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobin party. He returned to France in 1800 and was active in French and European politics until he died in 1834. From the description of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Alexander Hamilton was born in either 1755 or 1757 in the British West Indies. Among his many notable accomplishments, Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, a signatory of the United States Consitution, an elected member of the Continental Congress and New York Legislature, and the author of 51 of the articles that comprised the Federalist Papers. In 1804, Hamilton was ...

Merrick, John, 1766-1862

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John Merrick (1766-1862) [was] the tutor of Benjamin Vaughan's children [and] accompanied the family to America in 1795. He returned to England to marry [Benjamin's sister] Rebecca and then returned with her to Hallowell [Maine], where he became a prominent community leader. Their children were: Sarah Harriet (1799-1872); Samuel Vaughan (1801-1870); John (1804-1832); Mary Harrison (1805-1880); George (1807-1862); and Thomas Belsham (1813-1902). From the guide to the Vaughan Family P...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...

King, Rufus, 1755-1827

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Rufus King (March 24, 1755 – April 29, 1827) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution in 1787. After formation of the new Congress he represented New York in the United States Senate. He emerged as a leading member of the Federalist Party, serving as the party's last presidential nominee in the 1816 presidential election. The son...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...

McLane Louis 1786-1857

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Member of Congress, 1817-1827, and U.S. Senator, 1827-1829, minister to England; secretary of the treasury, 1831; secretary of state, 1833; and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. From the description of Papers, 1830-1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902833 Secretary of Treasury and State under President Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Noailles, Louis Marie, Vicomte de, -ca. 1804

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Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868

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Henry Brougham was born and raised in Edinburgh, attended Edinburgh University, practiced law in the city, and co-founded the influential Edinburgh Review. In 1803 he moved to London, becoming associated with the radical left wing of the Whig Party. He also practiced law in London, and was appointed to the House of Commons in 1810, establishing himself as one of the leading radicals in Parliament and holding several important positions. He supported education reform and the abolition of slavery,...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Bingham, William, 1752-1804

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Philadelphia banker and senator, American consul to Martinique. From the description of Draft : St. Pierre, Martinique, to the Committee of Secret Correspondence, 1778 Jan. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541846 Statesman and entrepreneur. From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering an...

Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Albert Gallatin papers, 1783-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82919649 Albert Gallatin was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1790-1792), a U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania (1795-1801), Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1815-1823) and Great Britain (1826-1827). From the description of Albert Gallatin letter, 1803 Oct....

Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808

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Massachusetts attorney elected to first four Congresses; Federalist and supporter of Hamilton's fiscal program. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Colonel Joseph Ward, Boston, 1791 Feb. 16. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37601637 Member of the 1st-4th Congresses from Massachusetts. From the description of ALS : New York, N.Y., to John Lowell, 1789 Apr. 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645434 Lawyer and...

Hope, Henry, 1736-1811

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Underwood, Joseph R. (Joseph Rogers), 1791-1876

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Joseph Underwood was a Kentucky congressman from Glasgow, KY. From the description of Broadside, 1828 July 8. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49347859 Lawyer, state legislator, and U.S. congressman and senator of Glasgow and Bowling Green, Ky. From the description of Joseph R. Underwood : miscellaneous papers, 1813-1867. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49346589 Kentucky jurist, legislator, congressman, and sena...

Otis, John, 1801-1856.

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Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863

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Ohio lawyer, Whig Congressman, and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1858 August 9, Canfield, Ohio, to Charles Lanman, Norwich, Conn. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13827736 Lawyer, U.S. Representative from Ohio for eight terms from 1823-1838, and comptroller of the Treasury under Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Lincoln. A resident of Canfield, Ohio, Whittlesey was prosecuting attorney for the entire Western Reserve from 1807-1823, ...

Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858

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U.S. representative from Virginia; president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. From the description of Papers of Charles Fenton Mercer [manuscript], 1810-1856. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647891379 State legislator and U.S. representative from Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1816-1854. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954784 Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858), was the son of James Mercer, j...

Bagot, Charles, 1781-1843

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Merritt, William Hamilton, 1793-1862

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Epithet: Canadian author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000391.0x00002f Canadian mining engineer. From the description of Letter : St. Catharines, to Peter B. Porter, Black Rock, 1828 Nov. 1. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33113401 ...

Lowell, John, 1743-1802

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John Lowell (1743-1802) was a Massachusetts lawyer and judge who served in the Continental Congress (1782-1783). His son John Lowell (1769-1840) was a Massachusetts lawyer, agriculturist, philanthropist, and Federalist pamphlet writer. From the description of Papers, 1629-1894 (inclusive), 1764-1803 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366665 John Lowell (1743-1802) was born in Newbury, Massachusetts on June 17, 1743. He attended Harvard College, where he rec...

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864

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Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts; United States and Massaschusetts legislator; and, President of Harvard University. From the description of Josiah Quincy letter, portrait and autograph, 1839-1889. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 63118297 President of Harvard. From the description of Autograph note signed : [Cambridge, Mass.], addressed to the Rev. John Pierpont, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616000 From the description of Autograph note ...

Cobb, David, 1748-1830

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Revolutionary War soldier and aide-de-camp to General George Washington, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and president of the Senate, physician, judge, member of Congress, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, and a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the time of this letter, Cobb was a resident of Gouldsboro, Maine. From the description of David Cobb letter, 1806 June 29. (Duke University Library). WorldCat...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860

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Epithet: of Add MS 38309 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000111 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the Duke of Wellington, 1841 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587479 ...

Penn, Richard, approximately 1736-1811

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Epithet: of Add MS 41367 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x000342 Epithet: Agent for Ceylon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000149.0x0000af ...

Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866

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George William Featherstonhaugh was a geologist and traveler, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1809. From the description of Papers, 1771-1856. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464837 From the guide to the George William Featherstonhaugh papers, 1771-1856, 1771-1856, (American Philosophical Society) Epithet: diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:...

Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter, Saturday morning. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520079 From the description of Autograph letter signed. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520101 British statesman. From the description of Papers, 1806-1852. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19562184 Holland was a prominent Whig in Lords. From the description of ALS, [1829?] December 6, to John / Vassal Holl...

Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865

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English statesman. From the description of Printed letter signed : London, to Clinton G. Dawkins, H.M. Consul General at Trieste, 1849 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612596 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stanhope St., to Dr. Budd, 1837 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610835 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Foreign Office [London], to M. Arichini, 1834 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27060970...

Albemarle, George Keppel, Earl of, 1724-1772

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George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724-1772), was 3rd Viscount Bury, 3rd Earl of Albemarle, and 3rd Baron Ashford. He was also M.P. for Chichester, Keeper and Governor of Jersey, Lord of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Cumberland, commander of the 20th Foot, and General. During the Seven Years' War, Keppel was the commander-in-chief of the invasion and occupation of Havana and west Cuba in 1762, and afterwards became governor of Cuba, though his governorship was controversial. After his return...

Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855

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Biographical note: Boston merchant; Abbott Lawrence was in partnership with his brother Amos, founded and developed the textile-manufacturing city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, represented his district in Congress (1834-1836, 1838-1840), and was U.S. minister to Great Britain (1849-1852). Richard Henry Wilde (1878-1847) was an American lawyer, scholar and poet. He was Attorney General of Georgia (1811) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1815-1817, 1825, 1827-1835). From...

Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843

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Lawyer and author of THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER. From the description of Letter, 1812 Dec. 22. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 25160695 Francis Scott Key was the composer of "The Star-Spangled Banner." From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1808-1814. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190846542 Francis Scott Key was composer of the Star Spangled Banner. From the description of Francis ...

Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838

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Epithet: Prince of Benevento, French diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0000f2 French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Avesne, to Edouard Colmache, his private secretary, 1835 Jun. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574456 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Valençay, to an unidentified "Madame", [no year] Sept. 22. (Unknown). ...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Barbe-Marbois, Marquis Francois de, 1745-1837

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Skipwith, Fulwar, -1678

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Althorp, John Charles Spencer, viscount, 1782-1845

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Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Lee, Charles, 1758-1815

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United States Attorney-General. From the description of Letter, 1813 May 2, Alexandria, Va., to William Broadfoot, Charleston, S.C. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647825399 Charles Lee was born in 1758. He was brother of Richard Bland Lee and Henry "Light-horse Harry" Lee. A.B. degree from College of New Jersey. Collector of port of Alexandria, Va. Admitted to bar. Served in Virginia General Assembly. Attorney-general of the United States, 1795-1...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833

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Governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827; Secretary of Treasury, 1795-1800. From the description of Letter, 1827 August 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582959 Wolcott was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Connecticut (1796-1797). From the description of [Letters] 1799-1811 / Oliv: Wolcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491419916 American lawyer and politician. F...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Northwick, John Rushout, 2nd Baron, 1770-1859

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Arthur W. Wellington

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Kent, Edward, 1802-1877

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Kent began practicing law in Bangor, Maine in 1825 after graduating from Harvard. He held a number of political positions in the state including representative in the state legislature; mayor of Bangor; and governor (1838-1839 and 1841-1842). In 1842 he returned to law practice and became a justice on the Maine Supreme Court From the description of Edward Kent papers, 1840-1905. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 459796485 Epithet: of Boughton, ...

Read, Jacob, 1752-1816

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Delegate and Senator of South Carolina; colonel in Revolution; served in S.C. House, 1781-1782, 1789-1794; Speaker of S.C. House, 1789-1794; delegate in Continental Congress; Federalist U.S. Senator, 1795-1801; judge of U.S. Court of the District of S.C., 1801-1816; husband of Catherine Read; brother of William Read (1754-1845). From the description of Jacob Read papers 1752-1816. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44399358 Delegate to the U.S. Continental C...

Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866

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English physician and historian. From the description of Papers, 1850 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35091897 Thomas Hodgkin was born in London in 1798, the son of John Hodgkin (1766-1845), a private tutor. The family were strong Quakers and originated in Warwickshire. He trained in medicine at Edinburgh University, taking his M.D. in 1823. After travels in Europe he became Curator of the Medical Museum and Inspector of the Dead at Guy's Hospital, London...

Craig, John, 1838-1934

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Epithet: Prebendary of Gillingham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000680.0x000316 Epithet: of Add MS 40242 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00002d ...