Astle (Thomas)

  • 1735–1803
  • scholars, antiquarians, manuscript collectors and owners
English archivist and antiquarian.
Astle, Thomas, The origin and progress of writing: as well hieroglyphic as elementary, illustrated by engravings taken from marbles, manuscripts and charters, ancient and modern, 1st ed., London, 1784.
Google Books: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>


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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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