Report relating to the Meteorological Department of the Board of Trade
Report of a Committee appointed to consider certain questions relating to the Meteorological Department of the Board of Trade
particularly relevant to meteorology at sea – the collection, publishing, etc. of data, improvements in the system of weather telegraphy, staffing, etc.
Abstract “of Returns Relating to Pilots and Pilotage in the United Kingdom”
(year ended 31st December 1893)
London, HMSO, 1894.
a very detailed annual report containing a wealth of statistical information on the pilotage service in the UK and Ireland in the late 19th century. includes bye-laws, regulations, names and ages of pilots, rates of pilotage, income received from pilotage, etc.,etc.
The Description and Use of the Globesand the Orrery. to which is prefix’d, by way of introduction, a brief account of the solar system. the sixth edition
Harris, Joseph [teacher of the mathematics]
London, printed for Thomas Wright, mathematical instrument-maker and E.Cushee, globe-maker, 1745
Royal National Life-boat Institution, Life-Boat Services
Royal National Life-boat Institution 1872
single sheet appeals flyer. first page relates three notable rescues in 1871, with vignette engraving. second page lists the life-boat stations and the effective services in 1871.
On the Illumination of Light-Houses
by Lieut. Thomas Drummond [of the Royal Engineers]
London, Royal Society, 1830.
an original paper presented to the Royal Society and printed in their Transactions, in which the author proposes the use of jets of oxygen and hydrogen to ignite a ball or cylinder of lime.
Various experiments established that the light produced was of sufficient brilliancy, but economy was not in its favour [not to mention sounding highly dangerous], and with Drummond’s employment preventing him from continuing with his experiments, the invention was never fully developed or put into practise
Shipping Casualties (stranding of the steam trawler “Nellie)
Copy of a report of a formal investigation into the circumstances attending the stranding of the steam trawler ‘Nellie’, of North Shields, at or near Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, on 24th March 1898, whereby loss of life ensued
London, ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 7th July, 1898.
the unfortunate trawler suffered engine failure and stranded on a lee shore near Rattray Head, with loss of all crew.
much of the report refers to the efforts or otherwise of the Lifeboat and Rocket Apparatus rescue services