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Burnett, John (1729-1784), philanthropist

Anon and Alexander Du Toit

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/4075

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Burnett, John (1729-1784), philanthropist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of a city merchant; after education in Aberdeen, Burnett himself began a career in trade in 1750, shortly after the failure of his father's business due to a fall in prices-a result of Britain's involvement in the War of the ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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