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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

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Introduction - Inventors and their history - Lineage of James Watt

- His great-grandfather His grandfather Thomas Watt Burgh of Crawfordsdyke Burgh of Greenock — Life and pursuits of Thomas Watt — His marriage - And death

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CHAPTER II.
John and James Watt of Greenock Scenery of the Frith of Clyde

– Rapid progress in the navigation of that river – Life and pur-
suits of James Watt of Greenock, father of the great engineer
Agnes Muirheid, his wife - Muirheads of Lachop - Flodden
Field — Character, and death, of Agnes Muirheid or Watt

. Her brother, John Muirheid

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CHAPTER III.
Children of James Watt of Greenock, and Agnes Muirheid — Birth of

James Watt - John Watt, his younger brother James Watt's
childhood — His home, education, and feeble health - Mrs.
Campbell's memoranda of his early years — His powers of imagina-
tion - His first observation of the condensation of steam – Variety
of his youthful studies and pursuits

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CHAPTER IV.
Schools and schoolmasters of James Watt - Anecdotes of his boyish

habits and pastimes Portraits of Napier and Newton - His
call to be a mechanical philosopher His visit to Glasgow
Acquaintance with Professors of the University — Journey to
London — Practice of mathematical-instrument-making — Return
to Scotland ..

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CHAPTER V.
Mr. Watt's employment by the College of Glasgow His establish-

ment within its walls as mathematical-instrument-maker to the
University – Progress in his business Shop-keeping — His
construction of organs and other musical instruments — Instru-
ments of his manufacture still in existence — Change of abode
His marriage Machine for drawing in perspective

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