Professor Thompson - Physicist Tintype

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Image identified in period hand as Professor Thompson. Contained in a CDV-sized mat. Thompson, Professor Silvanus Phillips (1851-1916), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. Born, York, 1851; educated at Bootham School, York; Flounders' Institute, Pontefract; Royal College of Chemistry, 1875-1876; Science master, York; Professor of Experimental Physics, University College, Bristol, 1876-1885; Principal and Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Finsbury Technical College, 1885-1916; President of the Physical Society; President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; particularly noted for his work in electrical engineering; died, 1916.

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