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First Tuesday: Paul Gailiunas on John Marshall: Printer, Librarian and Radical
2 February 2021 @ 19:00
Meeting ID: 834 1749 9047
John Marshall was very well-known in Gateshead and Newcastle in the first third of the nineteenth century, and there are references to him in a variety of contexts.
The evidence that has survived contradicts some of the assumptions made by previous authors, especially around the winter of 1816/1817, when he first became politically active. Although politics seems to have become less important to him by the mid-1820s, he was present at a political meeting in 1830, and he printed radical material until 1831, when his business collapsed and he disappears from the record.
Paul Gailiunas took early retirement from teaching in 2007 and has researched and published on a variety of topics including local history.