2013 – research activity

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

Date What
18 Mar CUL Samuel Smiles “Industrial Biography”. Read for a general overview and to collect references to other works. I also purchased a copy of this book from ABE Books.
26 Apr CUL Samuel Smiles, “Invention and Industry” Biography of Murdock and Robert Stuart, “Historical and descriptive anecdotes of steam engines and their inventors and improvers”.
8 Aug CUL Thomas Telford’s autobiography (edited by John Rickman). Samuel Smiles “Josiah Wedgwood, his personal history”.
16 Aug CUL “Atlas to the life of Thomas Telford”.
5 Sep CUL H.W.Dickinson “James Watt craftsman and engineer” & “Richard Trevithick the engineer and man”. Francis Trevithick “Richard Trevithick with an account of his inventions”.
19 Sep CUL Thomas Telford’s autobiography (edited by John Rickman).
18 Oct CUL Francis Trevithick “Richard Trevithick with an account of his inventions”.
31 Oct CUL Robert Thurston “A history of the growth of the steam engine”, research into precursors of the Watt steam engine.
14 Nov CUL Anthony Burton “Thomas Telford” and “Richard Trevithick giant of steam”.
27 Nov CUL Anthony Burton “Great Britain’s industrial heritage map” & “The Rainhill story” & “The past at work”. National Trust “Our industrial past”.
4 Dec CUL Francis Trevithick “Richard Trevithick with an account of his inventions”.

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