image ms_166_6
Image number: RS.11493
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Eskdalemuir Observatory building

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 152mm
width (print): 199mm
height (paper support): 203mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Elevation, captioned ‘Main Building. Shakespeare. King John. Act IV, Sc.1, l.17&18’. [‘Yet I remember, when I was in France, Young gentlemen would be as sad as night’]

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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