Robert William Thomson (1822 - 1873)

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Birthplace: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, UK
Death: Died in Canongate, Moray House (at 248)
Occupation: Inventor of Pheumatic Tyre, Fountain Pen, Floating Jetty etc. Stonehavens "Most Famous Son"
Managed by: Alison Liddell Muller (Griffiths)
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About Robert William Thomson

Biographical Summary

Thomson, Robert William. 29/06/1822-08/03/1873. Ref: 1500. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
  • Place of Death: 3 Moray Place, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer, Inventor.
  • References: DNB 53, 1898, 268-9; Scots Magazine 1885, 57; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 8, 1872-5, 278-282; A Boyle, Scotland's Cultural Heritage 5, 1984.
  • Memberships: FRSSA (1863, President, 1869-71).
  • Date of Election: 21/12/1863.
  • Proposers: Charles Piazzi Smyth (Billet 20/4/1863, 7/12/1863).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1867-9.
  • Notes: Invented the fountain pen (1849).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 931

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Robert William Thomson (Inventor)'s Timeline

1822
June 29, 1822
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, UK
1865
August 16, 1865
Age 43
1873
March 8, 1873
Age 50
Canongate, Moray House (at 248)
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Indonesia
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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK