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Carr, William Holwell (1758-1830), benefactor to the National Gallery

Judy E. Egerton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Carr, William Holwell (1758-1830), benefactor to the National Gallery, was born in Exeter (and baptized there on 4 April 1759), the son of Edward Holwell (d. 1793), apothecary, and his wife, Isabella Newte. Named after his uncle, the Revd William Holwell, he was himself known as William Holwell until 1798, ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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