Frederick Guthrie, scientific writer and founder of the Physical Society, c 1870.
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Photograph. Frederick Guthrie (1833-1886) founded the Physical Society in 1873. He wrote the 'Elements of Heat' in 1868 and 'Magnetism and Electricity' in 1873. Under the pseudonym Frederick Cerny, Guthrie wrote the poems 'The Jew' (1863) and 'Logrono' (1877).