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Joseph Strutt


Cotton manufacturer and philanthropist. Established a Lancasterian (monitorial) school and a Mechanics’ Institute in Derby. Opened his house in Derby, with its painting and sculptures, to the public. Served as mayor of Derby, 1835. Presented an arboretum to the people of Derby in 1840.


ODNB s.v. Strutt, Jedediah


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.