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Image number: RS.11500
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Office and Library, Eskdalemuir Observatory




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

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height (print): 143mm
width (print): 205mm
height (paper support): 203mm
width (paper support): 253mm


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Interior view captioned ‘Office & Library’. Objects visible include the Shelton Regular used as a master clock at the Observatory and now in the National Museums, Scotland. The slate globe for determining earthquake positions is on a central table.

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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