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Cooke [Cook], Thomas (1807–1868), optician

A. M. Clerke

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Cooke [Cook], Thomas (1807–1868), optician, the eldest son of James Cook, a shoemaker, and his second wife, Jane, was born at Allerthorpe in the East Riding of Yorkshire on 8 March 1807. His education was limited to two years at the national school, after which he was put to his father's trade. But inspired by accounts of ...

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Subjects: Ophthalmology

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