Sir Thomas Gresham, financier and college founder by Sydney John Teague

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  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Gresham, Thomas, Sir, 1519?-1579.,
  • Royal Exchange (London, England) -- History.,
  • Gresham College -- History.,
  • Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Finance, Public -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1688.,
  • Diplomats -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Merchants -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementby S. J. Teague.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHJ1003.G7 T4
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5122975M
ISBN 100904373002
LC Control Number74196608
OCLC/WorldCa1195728

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Sir Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier, founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College, Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T. Smith’s Antiquities of London and its Environs, J. Sewell, R. Folder, J.

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