William A. Fairburn's lecture notes on Naval Architecture (Glasgow Univ.) (in ink holograph, with interleaved charts and graphs: 1896-1897)

LECTURES: 1896-1897. W[illiam] A[rmstrong] FAIRBURN/ GLASGOW UNIVERSITY. [Lecture notes, in ink holograph, by William Armstrong Fairburn, with original charts and graphs].

(Glasgow, Scotland): [William Armstrong Fairburn Manuscript Notebook/ Glasgow University], (1896 - 1897).

Original manuscript; naval architect and author William Armstrong Fairburn's lecture notes (in Fairburn's ink holograph, with interleaved original charts and graphs), when he was a student (studying naval architecture) at Glasgow University (1896-1897), specially bound for W. A. Fairburn. 165 pages in ink holograph (paginated 1-153 in pencil, followed by 13 unnumbered pages), illustrated with numerous inserted charts, sketches and graphs (some folded, some on blueprint paper, interleaved throughout the lecture notes); all of the lecture notes are written on medium-stock lined (wove) paper [including an additional 100 leaves of blank lined paper (as used by William Armstrong Fairburn for his lecture notes, when he was a student at University of Glasgow during 1896-97 school year)]; spine is also stamped in gilt: "LECTURES/ W. A. Fairburn/ **/ Glasgow/ University/ 1896 -1897". Small 4to. William A. Fairburn's lecture notes on Naval Architecture (Glasgow Univ.)
(in ink holograph, with interleaved charts and graphs: 1896-1897). Bound in contemporary three quarters blue moroccostamped in gilt), with five, single-ruled, raised bands and four nautical vignettes (in gilt) on spine (two of an anchor, and two of a sailing ship), covers are dark blue cloth (with single-line gilt rule along spine and corners) and with an elaborate (oval) pictorial vignette on front cover in gilt (stating: "via - veritas - vita," with five detailed vignettes symbolizing learning), marbled endpapers, is slightly rubbed, else a fine copy; first blank page of the lecture notes has an early rubberstamp of William Armstrong Fairburn (when he was a student at Glasgow University): "W. A. Fairburn" (on the first lined page), followed by his detailed lecture notes (in ink holograph, comprising 165 pages, with numerous graphs and charts) Item #329858

William Armstrong Fairburn (1876 – 1947), American author, naval architect, marine engineer, industrial executive, and chemist; his personal lecture notes, recorded when W. A. Fairburn studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Glasgow University (1896-1897), and specially bound for W. A. Fairburn at a later date, in a nautical-themed binding. It should be noted that Fairburn's interest in naval architecture and marine engineering spanned his entire life. In 1902 Fairburn presented the following paper: 'The water tube boiler in the American mercantile marine...' (read before the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the tenth annual meeting, November 20, 1902, New York City). In 1945, near the end of his life, the Fairburn Marine Educational Foundation, Inc., began to publish a series by William Armstrong Fairburn, entitled Merchant Sail (in six volumes), with the following titles: 1. Early Days of Exploration, Discovery and Colonization, II. Britian Incites the Colonists to Revolt, III. The Amercan Merchant Marine During the War of the Revolution, IV. The Challenging and Difficult Period Between the Wars of the Revolution and of 1812 with Britain, V. The Barbary Pirates. VI, Merchant Sail: Appendices, Index of Vessels, General Index [Merchant Sail was published between 1945 and 1955].

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