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Thomas Coram, Gent., 1668-1751

Author: Gillian Wagner
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Coram is forever identified with the foundling hospital he established in 1739. This, however, came near the end of his life: previous records seemed few and far between until Gillian Wagner began to look at the scarce but intriguing evidence for his earlier career." "As a young man Coram went to Massachusetts, where he stayed for ten years building ships in Boston and Taunton, working to further the spread
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Coram; Thomas Coram; Thomas Coram
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Wagner
ISBN: 1843830574 9781843830573
OCLC Number: 53361054
Description: 218 pages . : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of the man, 1668-1693 --
Shipbuilding in New England --
Trouble in Taunton --
A new beginning --
A seed is sown --
Coram, Francis Grueber and David Dunbar --
First success --
The lure of America --
American correspondence --
Triumph --
'My darling project' --
A shameful episode --
Coram in exile --
A gift misused --
The pensioner.
Responsibility: Gillian Wagner.
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