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Image number: RS.11492
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Eskdalemuir Observatory entrance

Date

ca.1910

Creator

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923, British), Meteorologist

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Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 147mm
width (print): 196mm
height (paper support): 203mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

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Description

Landscape view, captioned: ‘Entrance to Observatory’. The main gate has an admittance notice and a small boy is visible, sitting to the left of the gate as viewed.

Eskdalemuir Observatory was constructed in 1904 to make geomagnetic and other observations. It was sufficiently remote (located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) to be free from electrical interference. Many of the instruments had originally been located at Kew Observatory

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923) was Clerk Assistant to the Eskdalemuir Observatory until 1913, having worked as a boy at Kew Observatory. He then joined the Meteorological Office before becoming a lieutenant in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was killed near Baghdad, Iraq, in 1923.

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