image ms_166_11
Image number: RS.11496
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Superintendent’s house, Eskdalemuir Observatory

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 154mm
width (print): 206mm
height (paper support): 203mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Elevation, captioned ‘Superintendent’s House. Note the slope of the walls. This is not due to tilting of the camera – compare with windows – but is for reducing wind resistance’.

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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