Royal Belfast Academical Institution

F. J. Bigger Archive

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Belfast Central Library also holds a collection of some 40,000 items comprising his personal papers and correspondence. Items of particular interest include the manuscripts for a prospective series of pamphlets on Northern United Irishmen, only one of which was ever published and a large collection of notes, articles and illustrations relating to Ulster towns and places. The collection of his pers ...

Commission of HM Queen Victoria appointing Thomson to Professorship at Queen's College, Belfast (MS13/B/2)

Thomson Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Collection of scientific papers and notebooks, memoranda, lectures, correspondence etc of James Thomson (1822-1892), Professor of Engineering at Queen’s College, Belfast, 1857-1873. Various topics are highlighted in the collection reflecting Professor Thomson’s wide range of research interests. These include such areas as fluid motion, the formation of river bars, ventilation, atmospheric circulat ...

Royal Belfast Academical Institution Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

The Royal Belfast Academical Institution Collection forms part of the F.J. Bigger Collection at Belfast Central Library. The material contained in it serves as complementary material to the the school's own archive. It was accumulated as a result of F.J. Bigger's involvement with the school's centenary publication. The collection consists of manuscripts and proof sheets relating to the centenary p ...