University of Edinburgh

  • Smith, A. J. M. News of the Phoenix and Other Poems. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1943.
  • --. A Sort of Ecstasy. Michigan State College Press, 1954. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954.
  • --. Collected Poems. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • --. The Poetic Process. East Lansing, MI: College of Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, 1964. [non-fiction]
  • --. Poems New and Collected. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967.
  • --. Towards a View of Canadian Letters: Selected Critical Essays 1928-1971. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1973. [non-fiction]
  • --. On Poetry and Poets. Selected Essays of A.J.M. Smith. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977.
  • --. The Classic Shade: Selected Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978.
  • --. Selected Writings. Ed. Michael Gnarowski. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2006.
  • --. The Complete Poems. Ed. Brian Trehearne. London, Ontario: Canadian Poetry Press, 2007.
  • --, ed. The Book of Canadian Poetry. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1943.
  • --, ed. Seven Centuries of Verse, English and American. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947.
  • --, ed. The Worldly Muse: An Anthology of Serious Light Verse. New York: Abelard Press, 1951.
  • --, ed. The Blasted Pine: An Anthology of Satire, Invective, and Disrespectful Verse. (with F.R. Scott). Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1957.
  • --, ed. Masks of Poetry: Canadian Critics on Canadian Verse. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962.
  • --, ed. 100 Poems. New York: Scribner, 1965.
  • --, ed. The Book of Canadian Prose. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1965.
  • --, ed. Early Beginnings to Confederation. Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1965.
  • --, ed. Modern Canadian Verse in English and French. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967.
  • --, ed. The Canadian Century: English-Canadian Writing Since Confederation Toronto: Gage, 1973.
  • --, ed. The Colonial Century: English-Canadian Writing Before Confederation. Toronto: Gage, 1973.
  • --, F.R. Scott, and Leo Kennedy, eds. New Provinces: Poems of Several Authors. Macmillan, 1936.
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  • Hadgraft, Cecil. "Stephens, James Brunton (1835–1902)." Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  • Stephens, James Brunton. The Poetical Works of Brunton Stephens. Sydney: University of Sydney Library, 2001.
  • --. Convict Once: And Other Poems. Sydney: University of Sydney Library, 2003.
  • --. The poetical works of Brunton Stephens. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1902. PR 5473 .S746 A17 1902 Robarts Library
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  • Baker, William. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 184: Nineteenth-Century British Book-Collectors and Bibliographers. Ed. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. The Gale Group, 1997: 138-151.
  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001.

James Clerk Maxwell was born on Nov. 13, 1831, at 14 India St., Edinburgh, to John Clerk Maxwell and Frances Cay. The family home to which he would at last retire was at Glenlair, but after his mother's death young James was sent to Edinburgh for schooling at the Edinburgh Academy, from 1840 to 1847. He excelled at both English and mathematics. His education continued at the University of Edinburgh (1847-50) and Peterhouse College in the University of Cambridge (1850-54), which graduated him as Second Wrangler. After several years as a fellow at Trinity College Cambridge, lecturing on hydrostatics and optics, Maxwell took a position as Professor of Natural Philosophy at Marischal College, Aberdeen, for two years (1856-57). Katherine Mary Dewar and he wed there in June 1858, and then Maxwell became Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's College, London. They lived at 8 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington. He retired to Glenlair from 1866 to 1870 after suffering from erysipelas, but returned to academe on March 8, 1871, when he assumed the Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge. Here Maxwell brought out his greatest works, Theory of Heat (1871), Electricity and Magnetism (1873), and Matter and Motion (1876), but he also helped design and supervised the erection of the Cavendish Laboratory. Throughout his life, Maxwell loved English poetry and committed much of it to memory. He wrote poems himself, which were collected and published by his friend Lewis Campbell in 1882. He evidently sang the most well-known, his homage to Burns' "Comin thro' the Rye," while playing a guitar. The scientist who created one of the most famous of thought experiments, "Maxwell's demon" (which made entropy understandable to the un-numbered), died a Christian on Nov. 5, 1879.

  • Campbell, Lewis. The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, with a Selection from his Correspondence and Occasional Writings and a Sketch of his Contributions to Science. London: Macmillan, 1882. QC 16 M4C3 Gerstein
  • Goldman, Martin. The Demon in the Aether: the Story of James Clerk Maxwell. Edinburgh: Harris, 1983. QC 16 M4G75 1983 Gerstein
  • Maxwell, James Clerk. A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. With an appreciation by Albert Einstein. Ed. Thomas F. Torrance. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1982. QC 665 E4M39 Gerstein Library
  • --. Matter and Motion. New York: Dover, 1952.
  • --. Maxwell on Molecules and Gases. Ed. Elizabeth Garber, Stephen G. Brush, and C.W.F. Everitt. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986. QC 16 .M4A4 1986 Gerstein
  • --. The Scientific Papers. Ed. W.D. Niven. Cambridge: University Press, 1890. 2 vol. S M4653s Gerstein Library
  • --. Theory of Heat. Ed. Lord Rayleigh. London: Longmans, 1899. Physics Thermodyn M Gerstein Library
  • --. Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1881. 2 vols. QC 518 M47 1881 Engineering Library
  • --, ed. The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, written between 1771 and 1781. Cambridge: University Press, 1879. QC 517 C35 1879 Gerstein Library
  • Tolstoy, Ivan. James Clerk Maxwell, a Biography. Edinburgh: Canongate, 1981. QC 16 M4T6 Gerstein
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Inventor, civil engineer, and molecular physicist, William John Macquorn Rankine was born July 5, 1820, in Edinburgh. After he was educated at the University of Edinburgh, he became surveyor on waterworks and railways in Dublin and Drogheda in Ireland and later for the Caledonian Railway. During this time he made valuable contributions to the understanding of axle fatigue. From 1848, Rankine dedicated himself to study of thermodynamics and published over 150 scientific papers, especially on the conversion of work into heat, and vice versa. The model of events in this conversion is called the Rankine cycle. Created a fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh, in 1849 and a fellow, Royal Society, in 1853, he was given the Queen Victoria chair of civil engineering and mechanics at Glasgow University in 1855. He wrote many standard textbooks for the period. He died on December 24, 1872, in Glasgow.

  • B., G. C. [biography] The Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. XVI. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rankine, William John Macquorn. A Manual of Applied Mechanics. London: Griffin, 1864. 3rd edn. TEM R Gerstein Library
  • --. A Manual of Civil Engineering. 5th edn. London: Griffin, 1867. TE. R. Gerstein Library
  • --. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork. London: Griffin, 1869. TEM Ran Gerstein Library
  • --. Songs and Fables. Illus. by F.B. Glasgow: J. Maclehose, 1874. 11652.e.19 British Library; PR 5209 R3S6 Robarts Library
  • --. Useful Rules and Tables Relating to Mensuration, Engineering, Structures, and Machines. London: Griffin, 1866. TE. R Gerstein Library
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  • Carruthers, Gerard. “Blair, Robert (1699-1746).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.