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William McClure Thomson (1806–1894)

Thomson, William McClure. An American clergyman of the Presbyterian Church; born in Ohio, Dec. 3, 1806; died in 1894. In 1833 he went as missionary to Syria and Palestine, remaining until 1876. His chief work, ‘The Land and the Book’ (2 vols., 1859–60; 3 vols., 1880–86), is an accepted authority on Palestine and Syria. He also published: ‘The Land of Promise’; ‘Travels in Palestine’ (1865).