Collection OM/17 - James Blyth collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

GB 249 OM/17

Titre

James Blyth collection

Date(s)

  • 1868 - 2000 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

0.1 metres (2 folders)

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1838-1906)

Notice biographique

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.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Mr D. B. Allan, c. 1988.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Material by and about James Blyth including testimonials; patents; papers; drawing; obituaries and biographical information; correspondence.
-Items 1 to 13 and 26 are contemporary with Blyth's time and work
-Items 14 to 25 are papers from later- the 1950s-2000s- relating to Blyth

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

No access restrictions.

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

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)

Descriptions associées

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant du service d'archives

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Écriture(s)

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