Thomson, Robert William
- G. C. Boase
- , revised by Ralph Harrington
Thomson, Robert William (1822–1873), engineer, son of John Thomson, a merchant, and his wife, Elspeth (née Lyon), was born at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, on 29 June 1822. He was destined for the pulpit, but, showing little aptitude for academic study, was sent in 1836 to ...