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Boys, Sir Charles Vernonlocked

  • Graeme J. N. Gooday


Boys, Sir Charles Vernon (1855–1944), physicist and inventor, was born at the rectory, Wing, Uppingham, Rutland, on 15 March 1855, the eighth child of five sons and four daughters of the rector, Charles Boys, and his wife, Caroline Goodrich Dobbie.

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