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William Thornton

Architect (20-May-1759 — 28-Mar-1828)


Beatrice Starr Jenkins. William Thornton: Small Star of the American Enlightenment. San Luis Obispo, CA: Merritt Starr Books. 1982. 162pp.

George W. Paulson. William Thornton, M.D.: Gentleman of the Enlightenment. Columbus, OH: Self-published. 2007. 337pp.

Elinor Stearns; David N. Yerkes. William Thornton: A Renaissance Man in the Federal City. American Institute of Architects Foundation. 1976. 58pp.


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