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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin - Robert Louis Stevenson

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin


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Robert Louis Stevenson was a 19th century Scottish essayist, poet, novelist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Kidnapped, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Treasure Island. Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin (1833 -1885) was Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He is known as the inventor of telpherage. Jenkin was an electrician and cable engineer, a lecturer, linguist, critic, actor, dramatist and artist. In the spring of 1855, he was fitting out the S.S. Elba for his first telegraph cruise. In 1855, Henry Brett had attempted to lay cable across the Mediterranean Sea. Jenkin was part of the crew hired to retrieve the sunken cable.

ISBN: 9781438594712
ISBN-10: 1438594712
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: Book Jungle
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.25