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Matthews, (John) Thomas [Tom] (1805–1889), clown

Joseph Knight

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Matthews, (John) Thomas [Tom] (1805–1889), clown, was born on 17 October 1805. As a boy he entered the office of the Independent Whig (later known, after other changes, as the Sunday Times). The stage was popular with those associated with the paper, and after working on it for four years ...

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