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Thomas Boverton Redwood

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Thomas Boverton Redwood (1846–1919).

Redwood, Sir (Thomas) Boverton, first baronet (1846–1919), petroleum consultant, was born in London on 26 April 1846, the eldest in the family of six sons and two daughters of Theophilus Redwood (1806–1892) and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth (d. 1868), daughter of Thomas Newborn Robert Morson, who owned a London pharmaceutical firm.

After education at University College School, London (c.1857–1862), he worked in the laboratory of his father, a professor in the School of Pharmacy of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and editor of the Pharmaceutical Journal.

In 1869 he became secretary of the Petroleum Association, where he developed his expertise as an analytical chemist.

Four years later he married Mary Elizabeth (d. 1937), daughter of Frederick Letchford; they had two daughters and a son Bernard Boverton Redwood who died in 1911.

He was a founder member of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC)

1904 REDWOOD, Dr. Boverton, F.R.S.E., Automobile Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W. Cars: 7-h.p Panhard, 16-h.p. de Dietrich. Hobby: Steam-yachting. Is a distinguished scientist. Is adviser to the Home Office on petroleum, to the City Corporation, and numerous municipal authorities. Was one of the first members of the Self-propelled Traffic Association, and materially assisted in merging that body into the Automobile Club (London), of which he is a founder and a life member. Commenced motoring with a Daimler in 1807. Is a member of various scientific societies, and is a Vice- President of the Society of Chemical Industry. Has written a standard work on petroleum, and is the author of the petroleum article in The Times supplement to the "Encyclopedia Britannica." [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904