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Archibald Campbell Elliott

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Archibald Campbell Elliott (1861-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

Professor ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL ELLIOTT, D.Sc., was born in Glasgow on 19th February 1861.

He received his education at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. His practical engineering experience was obtained on the Glasgow and South Western Railway, where he served an apprenticeship from 1876 to 1881, and then became an assistant in the engineering department.

In 1882 he was engaged as chief assistant to the late Professor Fleeming Jenkin, and two years later he acted as assistant to Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) and Professor Fleeming Jenkin, who were then engineers to the Commercial Cable Co.

In 1885 he commenced his career in the teaching profession by becoming assistant to the Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, where he remained until 1890, when he was appointed Professor of Engineering at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff.

This position he held until his death, which took place at Porthcawl, Glamorgan, on 21st April 1913, at the age of fifty-two.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1892; he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was President of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers in 1912. In 1899 he served on the Royal Commission on Accidents to Railway Servants.

1914 Obituary [2]

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL ELLIOTT, DSc. (Edin.), born in Glasgow on the 19th February, 1861, died at Newton, Porthcawl, on the 21st April, 1913.

He studied with distinction at both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and gained his practical experience on the Glasgow and South Western Railway. Later he assisted Lord Kelvin and Professor Fleeming Jenkin on cable and telpherage work respectively, and for several years acted as assistant to the Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh University.

In 1890 he became the first occupant of the Chair of Engineering at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff, n position which he filled with distinguished ability until his death. He held office in several technical societies, was a member of the Royal Commission on Railway Accidents, and the author of a number of engineering and scientific Papers.

Professor Elliott was elected a Member of The Institution on the 7th December, 1807.

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