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I.v. Richard Lovell Edgeworth's correspondence on developments in mechanics, engineering and technical invention,


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In Collection: Richard Lovell Edgeworth Papers, 1772-1817.
Description: Contains letters from John Whitehurst, clockmaker and scientist, concerning various inventions for stoves and rope engines and the Bath Telescope (15 Feb. 1783), from M. Moellet, of Birmingham, concerning a lock mechanism Edgeworth invented (6 June 1816), a copy letter from Edgeworth to the watchmaker and inventor Abraham-Louis Bréguet, concerning the suspension of pendulums (1 Nov. 1816), from Thomas Romney Robinson concerning his design for a sluice and Edgeworth's work on clocks, and from engineer and architect Thomas Telford, concerning the design for rope and cable bridges (17 Nov. 1816). Telford also refers to his travels in the most 'remote districts of Scotland'.

Also included is Edgeworth's correspondence with E. Dix of Dublin, concerning his invention of a peirameter (1816).
Main Creator: Edgeworth, Richard Lovell, 1744-1817
Language: English
Extent: 7 items.
Call Number: MS 49,672/5 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.