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Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant

Douglas A. Reid

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3459

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Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant, was born on 14 January 1644 at Rushden near Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. He migrated to London where he apprenticed himself to a ‘small-coal’ (slack-coal, or charcoal) merchant near St John the Baptist's Street...

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Subjects: Education ; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations

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