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Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884)

Pinkerton, Allan G. A famous American detective; born at Glasgow, Scotland, 1819, died in Chicago, 1884. He became involved in the Chartist outbreak in Birmingham, and emigrated to the United States in 1842. He founded his detective agency in Chicago in 1850, and was in charge of the United States secret service during the Civil War. His works include: ‘The Molly Maguires’ (1877); ‘The Spy of the Rebellion’ (1883); ‘Thirty Years a Detective’ (1884).