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date: 18 September 2019

Percy, Johnlocked

  • P. J. Hartog
  • , revised by R. C. Cox


Percy, John (1817–1889), metallurgist, was born at Nottingham on 23 March 1817, the third son of Henry Percy, a solicitor. He went to a private school at Southampton, and then returned to Nottingham, where he attended chemical lectures by a Mr Grisenthwaite at the local school of medicine. He wished to become a chemist, but yielded to his father's desire that he should graduate in medicine, and in April 1834 was taken by his brother ...

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