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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

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142 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 7.5in. x 0.3in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781438594712

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Title: Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

Publisher: Book Jungle

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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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.

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." -wikipedia

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