Back to All Events

An introduction to the Papers of James Watt and family

  • Library of Birmingham Floor 4, Broad Street Birmingham B1 2EA (map)
James Watt. Reproduced with permission of the Library of Birmingham

James Watt. Reproduced with permission of the Library of Birmingham

Join archivist Fiona Tait for an afternoon looking at the James Watt Archives. After an introductory talk there will be time to look at some of Watt's letters, drawings, maps, notebooks and family papers. Material on display is original and you will be able to read Watt’s thoughts and ideas in his own hand and see his sketches and scribbled notes about major innovations and discoveries.

Fiona Tait worked as an archivist for Birmingham City Council for thirty years and recently retired. She was appointed to the Archives of Soho Project in 2000 to re-catalogue the papers of James Watt and Family and has retained a particular interest in all things related to James Watt.

Cost: £5

Booking via Eventbrite

Earlier Event: February 23
The Boulton & Watt Bloomfield engine
Later Event: March 13
Unveiling of James Watt plaque