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Thomson, James (1768–1855), editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

E. I. Carlyle

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Thomson, James (1768–1855), editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, born in May 1768 at Crieff, Perthshire, was the second son of John Thomson and his wife, Elizabeth Ewan. Thomas Thomson (1773–1852) was his younger brother. He was educated at the parish school in Crieff...

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