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Broom, Robertlocked

(1866–1951)
  • Peter J. Bowler

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Broom, Robert (1866–1951), palaeontologist, was born at 66 Back Sneddon Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 30 November 1866, the third child of John Broom, designer of prints and shawls, and his wife, Agnes Hunter Shearer. His early education was sporadic owing to illness, but in 1879 he entered ...

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