Isaac Akerman 1719-1792

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Isaac AKERMAN 1719-1792

Akerman's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 256)

Biographical Note

Akerman's background and early career have not been traced; when he made his will in 1788 he described himself as a merchant, living in Fenchurch Street, London. During the 1750s and 1760s he was the treasurer of the Smallpox Hospital, London.


Akerman used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 256); the extent and disposition of his library are not known. His will has no mention of books, which would have been part of his household goods and personal effects, bequeathed to his wife.