2014 – research activity

This list is in reverse chronological order. N.B. CUL means Cambridge University Library.

Date What
16 Jan CUL Book on Telford in two parts held by the Map Room and Rare books.
21 Feb CUL Book about Capt Huddart by his son. Hadfield’s book about the professional rivalry between Thomas Telford and William Jessop. Hadfield’s biography of Jessop.
15 Mar CUL Hunter’s book on Humphry Davey and his invention of a mine safety lamp. Also Smith Elder’s book on Davy. Hill’s pamphlet on Huddart.
3 May Hadfield’s book about the professional rivalry between Thomas Telford and William Jessop. Hadfield’s biography of Jessop. Huddart and Hill’s works on Capt Huddart.
17 May CUL book by Burton on John Smeaton and Telford. Hadfield’s and Rolt’sbooks on Telford.
2 July CUL Crowther’s book on Joseph Black, James Watt, Joseph Priestly and Henry Cavendish.
23 Aug CUL Crowther’s book on Joseph Black, James Watt, Joseph Priestly and Henry Cavendish. Also Berry on Watt’s discovery of makeup of water.
27 Aug CUL Wilson’s book on Henry Cavendish. Kelly on Peter Dolond. Watkins on the dispute about the telescope patent.
8 Sep CUL Downs on social aspects of industrial revolution (Shire books).
27 & 29 Sep CUL Crowther on Joseph Priestly, his son (Joseph’s) biography of his father, Berry on Cavendish.
20 Oct CUL Boucher and Rayburn on John Rennie and his son John’s biography of his father. Beamish, Bagust and Clements on Marc Brunel. Lady Noble on both Brunels. Marc’s own book on the Thames Tunnel.
7 Nov Working at home using Oxford DNB on Black and Cavendish.
13 & 15 Nov CUL books by Bains, Cameron and French about Samuel Crompton.
27 Nov CUL Books on spinning and weaving (Bains and Daniels) and associated industrial unrest (frame braking) by Angela Bull, Archer John and Eric Hobsbawn.
11 Dec CUL Books on spinning and weaving and associated industrial unrest (frame braking)
13 Dec CUL Books on spinning and weaving and associated industrial unrest (frame braking)

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