Autograph Letter Signed, to ‘My dear Thomson’, pleased to renew their friendship. A good one page example, 7 x 4 inches. 13 Russell Road, Kensington, 2 June 1903. William Gowland (1842 –1922), English mining engineer who carried out archaeological work at Stonehenge and in Japan. He has been called the “Father of Japanese Archaeology”. He worked in Japan from 1872 to 1888. He became well known in Japan as a mountaineer and as an amateur archaeologist.