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Thomas Gibbons

(1720—1785) Independent minister and diarist


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(1720–85) Congregational minister and biographer, born in Swaffham Prior and educated at dissenting academies in London. Of his many works the most important are his biography of Isaac Watts (1780) and his edited collection of a wide range of women's lives, Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women, 2 vols (1777; considerably expanded in 1815), prefaced by an essay on the education of daughters.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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