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date: 14 November 2019

Motley, John Lothroplocked

(15 April 1814–29 May 1877)
  • Donald Darnell


Motley, John Lothrop (15 April 1814–29 May 1877), historian and diplomat, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Motley, a well-to-do merchant, and Anna Lothrop. Both parents were members of the Brahmin caste of New England, and their son would enjoy the advantages of that elite class. After attending the Round Hill School in Northampton, Massachusetts—where he was taught German by ...

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