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Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver

Stephen Roberts

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614609
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27194
Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver

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Thom, William (1798?–1848), poet and weaver, was born in Aberdeen, probably on 12 March 1798. He hardly knew his father, who may have been a merchant or an architect. Run over by a nobleman's carriage at an early age, Thom was lamed for life; his widowed mother was offered compensation of ...

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Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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