Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Tupper, MARTIN FARQUHAR (1810-89), was the son of a leading City surgeon. Educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, he was called to the bar, but very soon ceased to practise. His Proverbial Philosophy, published between 1838 and 1867 had great vogue for a time. Tupper, who was elected F.R.S. in 1845, invented glass screw stops to bottles and safety horse-shoes. He also published My Life as an Author (1886), and gave two courses of lectures in America.