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date: 07 March 2021

Merton, Sir Thomas Ralphlocked

  • Harold Hartley
  • , revised by Isobel Falconer


Merton, Sir Thomas Ralph (1888–1969), physicist, was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 12 January 1888, the only son (there were also two daughters) of Emile Ralph Merton (1850–1921) and his wife, Helen (b. 1860, d. after 1930), daughter of Thomas Meates. Emile Merton...

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