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date: 15 July 2020

Pepper, John Henrylocked

(1821–1900)
  • Bernard Lightman

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Pepper, John Henry (1821–1900), popularizer of science, illusionist, and manager of the Royal Polytechnic Institution, was born at Great Queen Street, Westminster, on 17 June 1821, the son of Charles Bailey Pepper (d. 1854), a painter and glazier, civil engineer, and public works contractor, and his wife, ...

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