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T is for Margaret Thompson

Partaker of Snuff

Before the rise and fall of cigarettes, the most common way of partaking of tobacco was in its powdered form as snuff and there was no more devoted sniffer of snuff than Margaret Thompson of Burlington Gardens of old London town.

In truth, we know little of Thompson’s life but are in doubt about her fondness for snuff from the instructions she left in her will when she died in 1776. Read more ›››