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Thomson, James

Christopher Aspin

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 (1779–1850), calico printer, was born on 6 February 1779 at Blackburn, Lancashire, the second of the five children of John Thomson, an iron-liquor merchant (iron-liquor, acetate of iron, was a mordant for the calico dyeing industry), and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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