Thomas Thomson


  He was a Scottish chemist. Although he went to graduate school in medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1799, he was inspired by Joseph Black to take up chemistry. In 1796, he succeeded his brother James as assistant editor of the Supplement to the Third Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, contributing the articles "Chemistry", "Mineralogy", and "Vegetable", "Animal" and "dyeing substances". In 1820, he used these articles as the basis of his book System of Chemistry. In 1817, Thomson became regius professor of chemistry at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and in 1820, he identified a new zeolite mineral, which was named thomsonite in his honor.




  1. "The Road to Karlsruhe" article in the Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma
  2. Glasgow, Scotland

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