Wilfrid Airy: Journals and Notebooks

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

1-6. Journals

1. 1 Aug. 1873 - 11 Apr. 1878.

2. 12 Apr. 1878 - 2 Apr. 1881.

3. 1 Sep. 1884 - 30 Sep. 1888.

4. 28 Oct. 1894 - 13 Mar. 1903.

5. 14 Mar. 1903 - 10 Mar. 1906.

6. 11 Mar. 1906 - Dec. 1906.

7-12. Notebooks

7-9 contain notes and reports on railway construction, bridges, and other engineering works, probably written for self-instruction while in training. 10-11 contain notes and reports on tests of weighing machines for the Standards Office. 12 contains tests of tape measures.

7. Jan. 1862 - Apr. 1862 ('1').

8. Oct. 1862 - Feb. 1863 ('4').

9. Feb. 1864 - Apr. 1864.

10. Jan. 1905 - 16 Nov. 1909.

11. 17 Nov. 1909 - 18 Nov. 1912.

12. Feb. 1908.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Airy (1836-1925), civil engineer, son of Sir G.B. Airy, Astronomer Royal.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1984.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.