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King, William (1809–1886), geologist

David A. T. Harper

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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King, William (1809–1886), geologist, was born in Low Row, Sunderland, co. Durham on 22 April 1809, the son of William King, coal caster, and his wife, Eleanor (née Armstrong), confectioner and shopkeeper. He was educated at Mr Finlay's school in Moor Street, Sunderland...

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Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere

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