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Thomson, Josephlocked

  • Robert I. Rotberg


Thomson, Joseph (1858–1895), explorer in Africa, the fifth and final son of William Thomson and Agnes Brown, was born on 14 February 1858 in the village of Penpont, Dumfriesshire, in a house which his father, a stonemason and master builder, had built for himself and his family. In 1868 the household moved ...

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