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date: 25 February 2021

Herschel, Sir William James, second baronetlocked

  • A. Spokes Symonds
  • , revised by Katherine Prior


Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge, was born on 9 January 1833, probably in Slough, the eldest child of the three sons and nine daughters of Sir John Herschel, first baronet (1792–1871), astronomer and chemist, and his wife, ...

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