Sir Thomas Blomefield (1744-1822)

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    Malcolm Lewis
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    Sir Thomas Blomefield was Inspector of Artillery whose efforts saved both the British navy and the army with the procedures he put in place to improve the quality of iron cannon during the period 1780-1790. I am searching for a portrait of this unsung hero and would be grateful for any directions as to a possible source please.

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    J. W. M
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    Prompted by the query regarding sourcing a portrait of Sir Thomas Blomefield, I looked for a reference to this important figure in Col. K.W. Maurice-Jone’s History of Coast Artillery in the British Army, Royal Artillery Institution 1959, – surprisingly, nothing found.
    If you have not already tried the following source, I suggest contacting the Royal Artillery Museum at research@firepower.org.uk.

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    Malcolm Lewis
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    Sadly no luck with the R.A. or R.N. Museums. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography do not list any portrait images for Blomefield. Surprising for a man who contributed so much to the world of artillery.

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