|born on||31 May 1823 at 02:25 (= 02:25 AM )|
|Place||Birmingham, England, 52n30, 1w50|
|Timezone||LMT m1w50 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°48' 16°52 Asc. 03°11'|
British civil engineer, antiquarian, and author who established a museum and art gallery. He was notable in his day for collecting a library containing the entire literature on tobacco. The collection contained tobacco information in all its forms, almost all languages, with pamphlets, engravings, and other publications filling 17 large volumes. In the English language, the two oldest bibliographies on books are Bragge's original and revised volumes on tobacco. He died on 6 June 1884.
Sy Scholfield quotes Leslie Drew & Douglas Wilson's book, "Argillite, Art of the Haida" (Hancock House, 1980), p. 261: "His first claim to distinction, if not eccentricity, must be that he is remembered for having been born "at 25 minutes past two in the morning" on May 31, 1823, in Birmingham."
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