Thomas Lowry: Correspondence and papers

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Typescript and manuscript correspondence and papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Martin Lowry (1874-1936), chemist, was born at Low Moor, Bradford, Yorkshire, on 26 October 1874, and educated at Kingswood School, Bath. He attended the Central Technical College, South Kensington, where he was assistant to H.E. Armstrong (1848-1937), 1896-1913. Lowry was head of the chemical department at Guy's Hospital medical school, 1913-1920, and Professor of Physical Chemistry, Cambridge, 1920-1936. He died in Cambridge on 2 November 1936.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr H.G. Holland, 1988.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on T.M. Lowry in L.G. Wickham Legg, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1931-1940 (Oxford University Press, 1949), pp. 547-548.

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