Person    | Male  Born 6/8/1838  Died 10/3/1900

George James Symons

Categories: Science

Pioneer in the scientific study of rainfall. Born 28 Queen's Row, Pimlico. Founder of the British Rainfall Organization. Twice president of the Royal Meteorological Society. Died at home, 62 Camden Square.

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