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Watt, James (1736-1819), engineer

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Surname: Watt
Forenames: James
Gender: Male
Date: 1736-1819
  • Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Greenock, Renfrewshire
  • Handsworth, Staffordshire
Biography: ODNB link for Watt, James (1736-1819) Engineer
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P144340 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P29937 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for James Watt
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1761-1977: corresp and papers
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service
NRA 14609 Boulton & Watt
1755-1819: corresp, letter books, notebooks, accounts, business records as instrument maker, canal surveyor and engineer, personal and estate management papers
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service
NRA 22549 Watt

See Annual return 1994
1772-1788: letters to Joseph Black
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
NRA 13028
1768-1821: corresp with Boulton family
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service
NRA 9497 Boulton
1773-1776: letters to Lord Cathcart
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 3946
1811-1848: letters from him, his wife and his son to Mr and Mrs James Crummer, James Davies and Richard Banks
Hergest Trust Archives
See Transactions of Radnorshire Society 1992, pp51-65
1791-1832: misc letters and papers of him and his son James
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Index of MSS, X, 1986

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