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Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist

Brenda June Buchanan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/386
Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist

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Allen, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1764), postal entrepreneur and philanthropist, was baptized on 24 July 1693 in the parish church of St Columb Major in Cornwall, one of four children of Philip Allen (d. 1728). Much remains obscure about his early life, but his father is reputed to have kept ...

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