Thomas Drummond Quotes (1 quote)
Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
“The trouble with the contemporary generation is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting.”
Ideas have Consequences (1948)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Drummond
Born: October 10, 1797
Died: April 15, 1840 (aged 42)
Occupation: Public Servant
Bio: Captain Thomas Drummond, from Edinburgh, Scotland, was an army officer, civil engineer and senior public official. Drummond used the Drummond light which was employed in the trigonometrical survey of Great Britain and Ireland. He is sometimes mistakenly given credit for the invention of limelight, at the expense of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney.