Collectie OM/17 - James Blyth papers

Identificatie

referentie code

GB 249 OM/17

Titel

James Blyth papers

Datum(s)

  • 1868 - 1989 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Omvang en medium

0.1 metres

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1838-1906)

Biografie

James Blyth was born in 1838 in the hamlet of Marykirk, Kincardineshire, where he attended the parish school and later Montrose Academy. He graduated BA from Edinburgh University in 1861 and MA in 1871. After a period as a private tutor, Blyth obtained teaching posts at the newly established Morrison's Academy in Crieff and at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, where he established the technical and scientific curriculum. In 1880, Blyth was appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy at Anderson's College, later the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, a post which he held until his death in 1906. He was widely respected as a teacher, and his research concentrated on electrical problems, the telephone and microphone, and the application of wind power. He was granted several patents to protect his inventions. He began his windmill experiments around 1885, building a windmill in the garden of his house at Marykirk, and built another to supply electric power to the asylum at Montrose. He was awarded the Brisbane Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1892 for his work on the application of wind power to the production of electric currents.

Geschiedenis van het archief

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Material by and about James Blyth including testimonials; patents; papers; drawing; obituaries and biographical information; correspondence.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

Ordeningstelsel

Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

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Open

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Taal van het materiaal

  • Engels

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

Toegangen

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Related units of description

Photographs of James Blyth (ref: GB 249 OP/4/75-77, 96, 247)

Photographs of James Blyth's windmill (ref: GB 249 OP/3/62/1-8)

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Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Taal (talen)

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Bronnen

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik

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