Wind Amidst the Flame Archival Material

Selected Primary Sources:



Abbot, Arthur V. “Industrial Niagara,” Review of Reviews 12, September, 1895, 295-299.


Abbott, Arthur V. Testing Machines, Their History, Construction, and Use. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1884.


Algave, Emilé, Boulard, J., and O’Connor, T. Sloane trans., The Electric Light: Its History, Production, and Applications. New York: T. Appleton and Company, 1884.


Ball, Robert S. Natural Sources of Power. New York: D. Van Nostrand and Company, 1908.


Barry, John Wolfe and Bramwell, Fredrick J., Railways and Locomotives. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1882.


Blyth, James. “On the application of wind power to the production of electric currents,” Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow, January 25, 1892, 173-181.


Blyth, James. “On the application of wind power to the production of electric currents.” Proceedings of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, January 25, 1892, 173-181.


Blyth, James. “On a New Form of Windmill,” Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (London: Spottiswoode and Co., 1892), 869-870


Blyth, James. “Experiments with the Telephone.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 103 (1878), 553-554.


Blyth, James, “On a new form of current weigher for the absolute determination of the strength of electric current,” Proceedings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1886), 521.


Blyth, James, “Substitution of copper plate, wood, India-paper, etc., for the iron disc of a telephone,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101 (1877-1878), 535.


Blyth, James, “The Wire Telephone,” Proceedings Philosophical Society of Glasgow 10  (1881), 553.


Bramwell, Frederick, “Presidential Address to the British Association of Science,” Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 23, no. 563 (1888), 241-246.


Bramwell, Frederick, “Telephones” The Practical Applications of Electricity: A Series of Lectures (London: Institution of Civil Engineers, 1884), 26-55.


Brown, Frank Z. “Electricity and Its Uses,” Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine 43 (1907), 809.

Chrystal, G., “Electricity” The Electrician 9 October 7 (1882), 485-487


Chrystal, G. and Shaw, W. N. Electrometer, Magnetism, and Electrolysis. London: Adams and Charles Black, 1894.


Colville, James. “Professor James Blyth. Obituary Notice,” Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow 38 (1907), 234-246.


Cox, Harold, ed. “Wind Power,” Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal 228 (1918), 343-354.


“Edison’s India Electric Company Ltd.” The Telegraphic and Electrical Review 11 (1882): 250.


“The Electrician”: Electrical Trades Directory. London: George Tucker, 1900.


Ferguson, Robert M. and James Blyth ed. Electricity. London and Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1882.


Forsyth, Douglas M., “The Generation of Electricity by means of Wind and Water Power.” The Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 13, no. 309 (1883), 333.


“Electric Light Machinery,” The Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 13, no. 313 (1883): 397.


Geddes, Patrick, Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to the Town Planning Movement and to the Study of Civics. London: Williams and Norgate, 1910.


Gordon, Alice Decorative Electricity. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited, 1891.


Gore, George, “A Scientific view of the Coal Question,” Nature 31, no. 799, (1885), 19.


Gore, George. The Art of Electrolytic Separation of Metals, etc. New York: D. Van Nostrand and Company, 1894.


Gore, George. The Scientific Basis of National Progress: Including that of Morality. London: Williams and Norgate, 1882.


Hastings, Charles W., “Men We Have Known,” Gas Engineer’s Magazine 23, no. 311 (1905), 120-122.

Higgs, Paget. The Electric Light in its Practical Application. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1879.

Hillyard, W. K. and Newnes, G. “Great Britain Patent: 7500 – Apparatus for utilising wind pressure to induce electricity, and for other purposes”, May 9, 1885. Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 16, (1885), 477.

Hodgins, Eric and Magoun. Alexander. Behemoth: The Story of Power. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, and Company Inc., 1932.


Hospitalier, E., Julius Maier trans., The Modern Applications of Electricity. London: Kegan Paul Trench and Co., 1883.


Hospitalier, J. M. The Transformation of Electrical Energy,” The Electrician 13 (1884): 278-279.


Hull, Edward. The Coal Fields of Great Britain: History, Structure, and Duration with Notices of the Coal-Fields of other Parts of the World. London: Edward Stanford, 1861.


Hull, Edward. Our Coal Resources at the Close of the Nineteenth Century. London: E & F. N. Spon, Limited, 1897.


Japing, Eduard, Die elektrische Kraftübertragung und ihre Anwendung in der Praxis. Leipzig: A. Hartleben’s Verlag, 1883.


Jarman, A. J., The Electrician 2 (1882-1883), 282.


Jeans, William T., Lives of the Electricians: Professors Tyndall, Wheatstone, and Morse. London: Whittaker and co., 1887.


Jevons, Stanley W. An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation and the Probable Exhaustion of our Coal-Mines. London: MacMillan and Co., 1865.


Kennedy, Rankin. Alternating Currents and Transformers. H. Alabaster, Gatehouse, and Co., 1877.


Kennedy, Rankin. Electrical Installations of Electric Light, Power, Traction, and Industrial Electrical, vol. 3 The Production of Electrical Energy, Prime Movers, Generators and Motors. London: The Caxton Publishing Company, 1902.


“Light from Wind,” Progressive Age: Gas-Electricity-Water 12, no. 5 (1894), 77-78.


Lupton, Sydney, “The Coal Question” Nature 31 (1885) Jan. 15, 242-245.


Lupton, Sydney. Numerical Tables and Constants in Elementary Science. London: MacMillan and Co., 1884.


Lupton, Sydney, Elementary Chemical Arithmetic: with 1100 Problems. London: MacMillan and Co., 1882.


“The Manufacture of Power,” Engineering, July 31, 1896, 147-148.


Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 29 (1869-1870): 215.


Myers, W. H., “Wind Power for the Application of Generating Electricity,” The Australian Mining Standard 50 (1913), 390-391, 448-449.


“News and Notes,” The Electrical Engineer, 8 December, 1889, 534-538.


“Old King Coal” and the Demon Fog.” Punch 79 (1880), 220.


“The Prospects of Electric Lighting,” The Electrical Engineer 2, no. 4 (1883), 101.

Reynolds, Michael. Stationary Engine Driving: A Practical Manual for Engineers in Charge of Stationary Engines. London: Crosby Lockwood and Co., 1881.

Siemens, C. W., “Presidential Address.” Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 11 (1882): 146.


Siemens, C. W., ed. Arthur V. Abbott, Treatise on Fuel. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1891.


Snell, C. Scott. “The Sea–A Source of Power,” Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review 11 (1882): 454-455.


Snell, C. Scott, “Ship to Shore Communication,” The Electrical Review 34, no. 875 (1894), 254.


“Sources of mechanical energy,” The Electrical Engineer 12 (1893): 250, 284, 361, 411.


“Storage of Forced Power.” Punch Magazine, July 16, 1881, 21.


“Storing Wind Power,” The Electrical Journal 11 (1883), 267.


Thompson, Sylvanus P., “Storage of Electricity,” The Electrician 8, no. 2 (1881), 22-55.


Thompson, Sylvanus P., “Polyphase Electric Currents and Alternate-Current Motors. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1895.


Thompson, Sylvanus P. The Electromagnet, and Electromagnetic Mechanism. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1891.


Thompson, William, “Question in Electricity: Further Letters from Sir William Thomson—Niagara as a Motor.” New York Times, June 26, 1881, 5.


Thompson, William, “Address to the Mathematical and Physical Science Section of the British Association,” The Chemical New and Physical Sciences Journal 44, no. 1138 (1881), 135-137.



Thompson, William and Tait, Peter Guthrie. Treatise on the Natural Philosophy, 2nd ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1879.


Thurston, Robert H., A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878.


Urquhart, John W., Electric Light its Production and Use. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1891.


Waldo, Frank. “Wind as a Motive Power in the United States,” Review of Reviews, September, 1895, 299-302.


Wallis, F. “Polyphase Transmission of Power,” Electricity 15, no. 25 (1899), 388.


“Windmills and Waterfalls,” Nature, July 11, 1878, 274-276.


“Wind Motors,” The Electrical Review 34, no. 856 (1894), 454-455.


Wolff, Alfred. The Electrical World 11-12 (1888):  49-50, 247, 315.


Wolff, Alfred R., The Windmill as a Prime Mover. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1885.