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us: Thoms, William John, 1803-1885

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    • us: Thoms, W. J. (William John), 1803-1885
    • us: Thoms, Wm. J. (William John), 1803-1885
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        (naf) London (England)
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        (naf) London (England)
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        • Organization: (naf) Society of Antiquaries of London
        • Organization: (naf) Camden Society (Great Britain)
        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
        • Organization: (naf) Photographic Society Club
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        (lcsh) Learning and scholarship
          (lcsh) Editing
            (lcsh) Photography
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              (lcsh) Antiquarians
                (lcsh) Editors
                  (lcsh) Photographers
              • Additonal Related Forms

                • us: Merton, Ambrose, 1803-1885
              • Sources

                • found: His A collection of early prose romances, 1827-28.
                • found: His The book of the court, 1844: t.p. (William J. Thoms)
                • found: NUC pre-56 (hdg: Thoms, William John, 1803-1885; usage: William J. Thoms; Wm. J. Thoms; Ambrose Merton; Amb. Mer.; W.J. Thoms)
                • found: Rules of the Photographic Society Club, 1856: leaf 5 recto (in list of members: "William J. Thoms Esq., F.S.A.")
                • found: Oxford DNB, June 2, 2014 (Thoms, William John (1803-1885), antiquary; born in Westminster, London, on 16 November 1803; clerk in the secretary's office at Chelsea Hospital until 1844; published Early prose romances, 1827-1828; elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1838; appointed the first secretary of the Camden Society, 1838, a post he held until 1873; appointed a clerk of the House of Lords on 19 July 1845; in 1846, under the pseudonym Ambrose Merton, he published two volumes of tales and ballads; started the periodical Notes and queries, 1849; appointed assistant librarian of the House of Lords, 1862; died in London on 15 August 1885)
                • found: Seiberling, Grace. Amateurs, photography and the Victorian imagination, 1986: page 146 (in Biographical appendix, by Carolyn Bloore: founded Notes and queries in 1849; it became an important vehicle for communications on photography in 1852, with contributions by H.W. Diamond ; Thoms's photographs pictured monuments or objects of antiquarian interest; he seems to have given up photographic activity after 1850s)
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