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Fry, Joseph (1728-1787) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Quaker; apprenticed to Henry Portsmouth, doctor, of Basingstoke; set up his own medical practice in Bristol; married Portsmouth's eldest daughter, Anna, and had one son Joseph Storrs Fry; gave up medicine and first helped in a china works, then began to make chocolate; took up typefounding (1764) and went into partnership with William Pine; they took into the partnership their manager Isaac Moore, who moved the business to London under the name "Isaac Moore & Company"; also went into partnership William Fripp, in a soap-boiling business; died 29 March 1787


Archival Resources
Number noted: 1

Letters to James Watt, 1782-87
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: James Watt Papers
Comments: Access by appointment only

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55