Record

Reference numberMS/166
LevelFile
TitleIllustrated album, 'Instruments of the Eskdalemuir Observatory', by Albert Edgar Gendle
Daten.d. [c.1910?]
DescriptionPhotographs and descriptive text on the observatory's buildings and instruments. Eskdalemuir Observatory was constructed in 1904 to make geomagnetic and other observations. It was sufficiently remote (located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) to be free from electrical interference. Many of the instruments had originally been located at Kew Observatory.

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923) was Clerk Assistant to the Eskadalemuir Observatory until 1913, having worked as a boy at Kew Observatory. He then joined the Meteorological Office before becoming a lieutenant in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was killed near Baghdad, Iraq, in 1923.
Extent69p.
FormatTypescript and photographs
Physical descriptionPaper, with photographic prints on brown card backings
Dimensions252x202mm.
Access statusOpen
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