Bragge, William

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Bragge, William Gender: M
born on 31 May 1823 at 02:25 (= 02:25 AM )
Place Birmingham, England, 52n30, 1w50
Timezone LMT m1w50 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°52 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 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.

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Source Notes

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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