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Thomas Longman
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Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born in 1699
Died in 1755

Longman, the son of a Bristol merchant, founded the publishing house that continues to carry his name. Though orphaned by the age of nine he inherited a comfortable income from his mother, money that coupled with expertise gained in his apprenticeship to a London bookseller allowed him to buy that business when his seven-year term was completed. His Paternoster Row business published, among other important works, Dr Johnsonís Dictionary and David Humeís A Treatise of Human Nature.

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