Authorised form of nameNewall; Robert Stirling (1812 - 1889)
ForenamesRobert Stirling
Dates1812 - 1889
Dates and placesBirth:
Dundee, Angus, , Scotland (27 May 1812)
Ferndene, near Gateshead, County Durham (21 April 1889)
Mechanical engineer
Worked in a mercantile office, Dundee; went to London and studied the rapid generation of steam; took out a patent for wire ropes (1840); laid submarine telegraphic cables; invented the brake-drum and cone for deep-sea cable-laying (1853); improved telescopes
FRAS (1864); North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers; MIMechE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsMarried (14 February 1849) Mary, youngest daughter of Hugh Lee Pattinson (FRS 1852)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xxxiii-xxxv signed by J N L
E W Cooke has signed election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA5504
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/1/577Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Robert Stirilin Newall, Fellow of the Royal Society24 September 1887
EC/1875/28Newall, Robert Stirling: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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