Engraving, large paper copy. Plate 324 x 254mm. 12¾ x 10".
Reverend William Tooke (1744-1820) was a historian of Russia. He studied at Islington Academy and took to publishing and writing, and in 1771 he was ordained and became chaplain to the English Factory at Kronstadt, near St Petersburg, and from 1774 to 1791 he was English chaplain at St Petersburg. In 1783 he was elected F.R.S. and became a member of Jesus College, Cambridge the following year. On receiving a legacy he retired to London in 1792 but still served as chaplain, in particular as chaplain to the Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Domville, in 1814. He however undertook scholarly projects including a revision of the General Biographical Dictionary.
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