image ms_166_63
Image number: RS.11514
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Eskdalemuir Observatory

Date

ca.1910

Creator

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

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 91mm
width (print): 209mm
height (paper support): 220mm
width (paper support): 253mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Landscape showing the major buildings and enclosure at the observatory. Captioned ‘Another view of Enclosure. Showing positions of both Observation Huts’.

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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