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Image number: RS.11512
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Junior Assistants’ house, Eskdalemuir Observatory

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

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Dimensions

height (print): 150mm
width (print): 210mm
height (paper support): 220mm
width (paper support): 253mm

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Description

Landscape showing secondary and outbuildings at the Observatory. Captioned ‘Junior Assistants’ House. Stables & Gas House at back’.

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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