'Report to the Commissioners for Supplying The City of Perth with Water, on the means employed for carrying into effect that measure'

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Scope and Content

Pamphlet: ‘Report to the Commissioners for Supplying The City of Perth with Water, on the means employed for carrying into effect that measure’.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anderson was born in Kincardine-on-Forth in 1780. From 1809 he was the Rector of Perth Academy where he advocated inclusion of chemistry and science in the curriculum. While there he supervised the construction of Perth Gasworks and was then requested by Perth Water Commissioners to design and construct a means of maintaining a clean water supply for Perth. The report was given by Anderson to the Commissioners in 1834 and published in 1837. In that year Anderson took up a position as Professor of Natural History at St Andrews University where he continued until his death in 1846. He was buried in Grayfriars Cemetery in Perth.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

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Archivist's Note

Description created for the Hub by Sarah Bland, June 2006.