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On this Day in 1800

George Allan (antiquarian) 1736 - 1800

May 18. - Died at the Grange, near Darlington, George Allan, esq. F.R.S. He was an indefatigable collector of topography and antiquities, and in addition to his own museum, he purchased the Wycliffe collection for less than £700, of which the birds alone cost Mr. Tunstall £5000 . In or about 1768, Mr. Allan commenced his typographical labours, with a view of amusing himself by multiplying at an easy rate, any curious subject in Antiquities or Biography that struck his fancy; all of which, from the small number of copies printed, have long since become extremely rare.

From: T Fordyce, J. Sykes. Local records; or, Historical register of remarkable events which have occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed..., published 1867

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