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Hugh Spottiswoode

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(William) Hugh Spottiswoode, one of the 3 partners of Eyre and Spottiswoode, founder and proprietor of the Sphere and Tatler's.

1864 Born in Bexley[1], first son of William Spottiswoode, one time president of the Royal Society, and Eliza Taylor Spottiswoode[2]

Educated at Eton and Oxford

1886 Elected a member of the Royal Institution[3]

1893 Married Miss Sylvia Tomlin at Westminster Abbey

1909 Hugh Spottiswoode attended the reception at which the Daily Mail's prize was presented to M. Bleriot[4]

1912 With Frank McClean, Hugh Spottiswoode was a pioneer of aerial photography of underwater objects; together they took photographs of the wreck of the Oceana at Eastbourne.

1912 W. Hugh Spottiswoode was elected a member of the Royal Aero Club[5]

1912 Hugh Spottiswoode presented 3 drawings to the Royal Aero Club dealing with the flight by F K McClean at Eastbourne and a photograph of the wreck of RMS Oceana[6]

1914 April: Hugh Spottiswoode was connected with The Sphere[7]

1915 Died in Llandrindod Wells[8]

1922 His wife died[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. The Times, Apr 06, 1886
  4. Flight JULY 31, 1909
  5. Flight JULY 20, 1912
  6. Flight AUGUST 17, 1912
  7. Flight APRIL 25, 1914
  8. National probate calendar
  9. The Times, Mar 04, 1922