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date: 19 February 2020

Jones, Sir Harold Spencerlocked

(1890–1960)
  • D. H. Sadler
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Jones, Sir Harold Spencer (1890–1960), astronomer, was born in Kensington, London, on 29 March 1890, the third child and elder son of Henry Charles Jones, an accountant with the Great Western Railway Company, and his wife, Sarah Ryland, a former schoolmistress. Although without formal training in mathematics, his father acquired a considerable working knowledge of several branches of the subject, and gave active encouragement to his son; ...

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