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Thomson, Frank, 1841-1899

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dates 1841-1899
city Philadelphia
statePA
other citiesChambersburg, PA; Altoona, PA; Merion, PA;
gender M
historical notes Frank Thomson was an art collector, president of the Thomas Iron Company, and served as a Director for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.

Thomson’s Merion residence “Corkerhill” is reported to have contained a collection of painting and sculptures.

Thomson’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Clarke Thomson, died in 1887. They had three children: Anne, Frank Graham and Clarke.
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1870-1880
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1890-1900
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Drexel University
Archives and Special Collections
Frank Thomson papers, 1826-1915 and undated (bulk 1863-1864, 1871-1872, 1897-1899) see details...
Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
ALS : Philadelphia, Pa., to Gen. W. A. Stokes, Atlantic City, N.J., 1874 Aug. 1 see details...

see also:
Thomson, Anne