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date: 18 February 2020

Anderson, (John) Stuartlocked

(1908–1990)
  • P. Day
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Anderson, (John) Stuart (1908–1990), chemist, was born on 9 January 1908 in Islington, London, the only son and younger child of John Anderson, master cabinet-maker, and his wife, Emma Sarah Pitt. His parents, both widowed, married about 1901–2. From his father's previous marriage there were two stepsisters about twenty years older. Family circumstances declined catastrophically in 1916, when his father died. Just before that, his mother had gone to work in a munitions factory. His sister left school early and the family suffered ten years of acute poverty. These years, during which he was solitary, made ...

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