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Thomson, Johnlocked

(1837–1921)
  • Richard Ovenden

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Thomson, John (1837–1921), photographer and travel writer, was born on 14 June 1837 at Portland Place, Edinburgh, the third of the four children to survive infancy of William Thomson (1794–c.1870), tobacconist, and his wife, Isabella Newlands (1801–1863). His early education is unknown, but by 1851 he had become an apprenticed optician in ...

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