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North, John Thomas (1842-1896), engineer and nitrate entrepreneur

Harold Blakemore

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37816

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North, John Thomas (1842-1896), engineer and nitrate entrepreneur, was born on 30 January 1842 in Holbeck, Leeds, the second child in the family of two sons and one daughter of James North, coal merchant of Leeds, and his wife, Mary Gambles of Batley. North's basic education at a local school ...

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