John Gorton (writer)

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John Gorton (died 1835) was an English writer, known as a compiler of reference works.

His works include:

  • A translation of Voltaire's Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1824;
  • A General Biographical Dictionary (2 vols. 1828, with an appendix, 1830), new edition, with a supplement by Cyrus Redding, bringing the work as far as 1850, in 4 vols. 1851);
  • A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland, with Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright, and maps by S. Hall, 3 vols. 1831–3, first published in separate parts;
  • A poem in blank verse, Tubal to Seba, the Negro Suicide, 1797; and
  • A pamphlet entitled ‘A Solution of that great Scriptural Difficulty the Genealogy of Jesus … with a treatise on the Fall of Adam.’



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