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Barghouti, Kim, comp.. US & British Isle, Joseph Thomas Biographical Dictionary: 1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Original data: Lippincott's Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary, University of Nevada, Reno Library. Philadelphia, PA, USA: J.B. Lippincott, Joseph Thomas M. D. LL. D, 1890.

About US & British Isle, Joseph Thomas Biographical Dictionary: 1890

In 1885, Joseph Thomas and the Lippincott Company published the "Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography". In this massive undertaking containing more than 2,550 pages, he detailed the lives of everyone who had a place in history to that point. Kings, inventors, politicians and scoundrels from earliest history to the modern era were included. This database records Thomas' work. For each of the nearly 61,000 names, you will find information on birth, reason for notoriety and death. Where it is included, additional information on marriage or family will be noted.

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