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Ratcliffe, John (1707–1776), book collector

David Vaisey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ratcliffe, John (1707–1776), book collector, was born at Bermondsey on 20 November 1707, the son of Thomas Ratcliffe, a victualler of the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, and his wife, Ann. He was baptized on 7 December at St Mary Magdalen. Little is known of his life, but an account derived mainly from ...

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