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date: 22 January 2020

Towson, John Thomaslocked

  • C. W. Sutton
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent


Towson, John Thomas (1804–1881), scientist and photographer, the son of John Gay Towson (1769–1857) and his wife, Elizabeth Thomas, was born at Fore Street, Devonport, on 8 April 1804, and educated at Stoke classical school. He initially followed his father's trade as a maker of chronometers and watches. When the daguerreotype process was introduced in 1839 he and ...

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