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date: 28 January 2020

Swan, Sir Joseph Wilsonlocked

(1828–1914)
  • C. N. Brown

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Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson (1828–1914), chemist and inventor, was born on 31 October 1828 at Pallion Hall, near Sunderland, co. Durham, the third of the eight children of John Swan (b. 1794/5) and his wife, Isabella, née Cameron. Both parents were of Scottish descent, their families having settled in ...

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