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date: 16 April 2021

Chapman, Sydneylocked

(1888–1970)
  • T. G. Cowling
  • , revised

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Chapman, Sydney (1888–1970), mathematician and geophysicist, was born on 29 January 1888 in Eccles, Lancashire, the second son of Joseph Chapman, chief cashier at Rylands, a Manchester textiles firm, and his wife, Sarah Gray. He left elementary school at the age of fourteen and attended the ...

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