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Spottiswoode, Williamlocked

  • A. J. Crilly


Spottiswoode, William (1825–1883), mathematician and physicist, was born in London on 11 January 1825, the eldest son of Andrew Spottiswoode (1787–1866), member of parliament for Saltash (1826–30) and Colchester (1830–31), and partner in the firm of Eyre and Spottiswoode of New Street Square...

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