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Thomas Wright (April 21, 1810 – December 23, 1877) was an English antiquarian and writer.

Wright was born near Ludlow, in Shropshire, descended from a Quaker family formerly living at Bradford, Yorkshire. He was educated at the old grammar school, Ludlow, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1834.

While at Cambridge he contributed to the Gentleman's Magazine and other periodicals, and in 1835 he came to London to devote himself to a literary career.

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