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Watt, James, 1736-1819 (engineer)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Joseph Black I, 1754-1783

Identifier: Coll-16/I
Scope and Contents Joseph Black corresponded with many people on social and professional matters. This series includes correspondence with James Watt (1736-1819), Lord Kames (1696-1782), James Hope Johnstone (1741-1816) and Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell (1744-1816).

1 box of letters and related documents, chronologically arranged with index (1754-1783)
Dates: 1754-1783

Heriot-Watt University facade photographs, c1973

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/7.1.5
Scope and Contents Large scale black and white photographic prints (maximum size 51cm x 60cm), which join together to show the full facade of the former Heriot-Watt University building in Chambers Street in Edinburgh. The adjacent Bank of Scotland, former dental hospital and Minto Street are also included. The statue of James Watt, later removed to the new Heriot-Watt University campus can be seen in situ as can busts of the founders of Heriot-Watt University: George Heriot and Leonard Horner. Some of the...
Dates: c1973

Lecture Notes of John Robison

Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.
Dates: c1779-c1801

Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black, 15 December 1772

Identifier: Coll-16/I/47-48
Scope and Contents Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black about his canal plans at Tarbert and Crinnan.
Dates: 15 December 1772

Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black, 21 April 1781

Identifier: Coll-16/I/105-106
Scope and Contents Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black about James Watt's copying machine and other matters.
Dates: 21 April 1781

Papers of Joseph Black and family

Identifier: Coll-16
Scope and Contents 5 boxes of correspondence between himself and a variety of individuals (including James Watt, Prince Paul Dashkov, John Robison) and on a variety of subjects: linen bleaching, use of lime water, assays of ores, civic water supply, mineralogical specimens, absorption of heat etc 1 box of family letters between Black, his father and his brothers Samuel, George and Thomas ...
Dates: 1746-1799