Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

A. Donkin

From Graces Guide

Armorer Donkin, a friend of William Armstrong (1778-1857), was a solicitor and also had an amateur interest in science. He had a house in Jesmond, Newcastle, and a country retreat at Rothbury, Northumberland,

Armstrong persuaded Donkin to take his son William for articles

Became a town councillor in Newcastle

Donkin, a bachelor, treated the younger Armstrong as an adoptive son. He was to have considerable influence on Armstrong and his future career.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of William Armstrong, ODNB