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Perrins, Isaac (1750x57–1801), pugilist and mechanical engineer

Tony Gee

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/60190

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Perrins, Isaac (1750x57–1801), pugilist and mechanical engineer, of whom few early details are known, appears, unusually for a member of the eighteenth-century boxing fraternity, to have been well educated and, as various extant letters in copperplate handwriting show, certainly extremely literate.

Perrins's enduring fame in the prize ring rests primarily on his memorable bout with the celebrated ...

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials ; Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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