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Brown, Sir John (1816–1896), steel maker

Geoffrey Tweedale

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/3631

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Brown, Sir John (1816–1896), steel maker, was born on 6 December 1816 in Favell's Yard, Fargate, in Sheffield, the second son of Samuel Brown, a slater, and his wife, Anne. Though his education in a garret-school was modest, his family was able to provide the ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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