Pearson, Thomas -1781)
Major Thomas Pearson of Burton in Kendal, Westmorland was first employed in the Navy Office, and from 1761 1770 in India on the Bengal establishment. Between 1770 and 1781 he collected a large library specializing in Elizabethan literature, and had a fine collection of old ballads from the Harleian Library and the sale of James West’s books. He returned to India in 1781, and died in Calcutta in August of that year. His books were sold by the military book sellers, T. & J. Egerton of London 14 April 1788. The parrot and urn tools are separate.