Buchanan, Robertson (DNB00)

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BUCHANAN, ROBERTSON (1770–1816), civil engineer of Glasgow, was the author of ‘Essays on the Economy of Fuel and Management of Heat,’ 8vo, 1810; ‘A Practical Treatise on Propelling Vessels by Steam,’ 8vo, Glasgow, 1816; and of ‘Practical Essays on Millwork and other Machinery, Mechanical and Descriptive,’ 3 vols. 8vo, published in 1814; edition by Tredgold, roy. 8vo, with atlas in folio, 1841; supplement to third edition by Rennie, roy. 8vo, 1842. He also contributed various papers to the ‘Philosophical Magazine’ and to the ‘Edinburgh Encyclopædia.’ He died, 22 July 1816, at the house of his uncle, Dr. Innes, of Creech St. Michael, near Taunton, in his forty-sixth year.

[Gent. Mag. vol. lxxxvi. pt. ii. p. 188.]

R. H.