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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1859 - 1862

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/456

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W.H. Smith, C. Manby, W. Farr, E. Dunkin, A. de Morgan and C.V. Walker. Many of the papers are printed, and they include notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects include ship telegraphs, anchors, saccharometers, water meters, gas burners, water filters, hay-making machines, the presidential address of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Report of the Harbours of Refuge Commissioners. There are several pages of calculations, some by Airy, and also manuscript papers by him on 'the theory of waves of water', 'the form of a loaded beam', 'the direction of the joints in the faces of oblique arches', and 'the problem of the girder bridge with strain applied at the end of the girder to relieve the central breaking strain, as it is done at the Britannia Bridge'.

Dates

  • 1859 - 1862

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

D5/36

Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:45:02+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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