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Timbs, John (1801–1875), author

J. R. MacDonald

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Timbs, John (1801–1875), author, was born on 17 August 1801 at Clerkenwell, London, and was educated at a private school at Hemel Hempstead. He was apprenticed to a printer and druggist at Dorking, and while there began to write, his first contributions appearing in the ...

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Subjects: Literature

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