Series 10 - Operator's books for John Anderson's experiments

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GB 249 OA/6/10


Operator's books for John Anderson's experiments


  • [1760s] (Creation)

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3 volumes

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Numbered as MS 30.2-4 in the 1832 Catalogue of Anderson's Library.

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The volumes list the apparatus required for each experiment, which Anderson's laboratory assistant or 'operator' would be expected to set out for him. One volume (MS 30.4) has also been used for notes on astronomy.

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  • English

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Anderson's scientific instruments collection, University of Strathclyde

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