Fleeming Jenkin

Scope and Content

Includes an address delivered to the Edinburgh and Leith Engineers Society by Fleeming Jenkin, President; letter dated 11 February 1874 on same subject; and notes for lecture on Navigation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jenkin was born in 1833. He was the first Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, and a friend of Lord Kelvin. He was a designer of transoceanic cables, and was an innovator in evolutionary biology and economics as well as being a linguist, critic, actor, dramatist and artist. He died in 1885.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Mareike Platt, August 2006.

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