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Jeffreys, Sir Haroldlocked

(1891–1989)

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Jeffreys, Sir Harold (1891–1989), geophysicist, was born on 22 April 1891 in Fatfield, co. Durham, the only child of Robert Hall Jeffreys, headmaster of the village school at Fatfield, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary, schoolteacher, daughter of William Sharpe. His parents both came from families living near ...

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