Thompson, Silvanus Phillips
- Arthur Smithells
- , revised by Graeme J. N. Gooday
Thompson, Silvanus Phillips (1851–1916), physicist and electrical engineer, was born at York on 19 June 1851, the second of seven surviving children of Silvanus Thompson, master at Bootham School, York, and his wife, Bridget Tatham of Settle. From 1858 he underwent a Quaker schooling at ...