Francis Thomas Bacon, 21 December 1904 - 24 May 1992

  title={Francis Thomas Bacon, 21 December 1904 - 24 May 1992},
  author={Kenneth Williams},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • K. Williams
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Francis Thomas Bacon, known to all his friends as Tom, was a gentleman scientist with impeccable antecedents. He was a direct descendant of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Sir Nicholas’s son by his second marriage was Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in the time of James the First, the author of Bacon’s Esay, Novum Organum, The New Atlantis, etc., who became Baron Verulam, Viscount St Albans. He persuaded his… 

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