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date: 25 January 2021

Osman, Efendi [formerly William Thomson]locked

(b. before 1800, d. 1835)
  • Jason Thompson


Osman, Efendi [formerly William Thomson] (b. before 1800, d. 1835), guide to travellers in Egypt, was originally William Thomson, a native of Scotland. Details of his life, gleaned from passing remarks by the many travellers who knew him in Cairo, are scant and occasionally contradictory. This sometimes leads to confusion, as with ...

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