Papers on engineering and inventions, 1837 - 1848
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W. Cubitt, F. Bashforth, J.T. Chance, E. Sabine, M. Faraday, E. Hodgkinson, G. Peacock, W. Denison and W.H. Smyth. Many of the papers are printed, and some are pamphlets or circulars. The subjects include lights, logs, slide values, paddle wheels, cement and elliptographs. There are also calculations on the motion of a pendulum, the friction of ropes and a ship passing through waves.
- 1837 - 1848
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Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- Chance, James Timmins, Sir, 1814 - 1902 (Knight, industrialist and lighthouse engineer)
- Cubitt, William, Sir, 1785 - 1861 (Knight, civil engineer)
- Denison, William Thomas, Sir, 1804 - 1871 (Knight, army officer and colonial governor)
- Faraday, Michael, 1791 - 1867 (natural philosopher)
- Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788 - 1883 (Knight, army officer and physicist)
- Smyth, William Henry, 1788 - 1865 (Admiral, scientist and antiquary)