John Smeaton
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Sources
Thomas Hudson Beare, in Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1997
Christopher Severn, Smeaton's Tower, Seafarer Books, Woodbridge, 2005
Professor A.W. Skempton, John Smeaton, FRS, Thomas Telford Limited, London, 1981
(i) John Smeaton, A narrative of the building and a description of the construction of the Edystone lighthouse with stone: to which is subjoined, an appendix, giving some account of the lighthouse on the Spurn Point, built upon a sand, G.Nicol, London, 1793
(ii) John Smeaton, A narrative of the building and a description of the construction of the Edystone lighthouse with stone: to which is subjoined, an appendix, giving some account of the lighthouse on the Spurn Point, built upon a sand, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1813
(iii) John Smeaton, Reports of the late John Smeaton, F.R.S. made on various occasions, in the course of his employment as a civil engineer, Vol. I, S.Brooke, London, 1797
(iv) John Smeaton, Reports of the late John Smeaton, F.R.S. made on various occasions, in the course of his employment as a civil engineer, Vols. I, II and III, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1812
Samuel Smiles, Lives of the Engineers, Vol. II, John Murray, London, 1862
Denis Smith, in A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1500-1830, ICE and Thomas Telford Limited, London, 2002
John Smeaton's diary of his journey to the Low Countries, 1755: from the original MS. in the library of Trinity House, London, printed for the Newcomen Society by Courier Press, Leamington Spa, 1938
The story of John Smeaton and the Eddystone Lighthouse, T. Nelson & Sons, 1886
With grateful thanks to staff at the Cornwall Centre, Redruth, for access to their rare books about Smeaton and permission to photograph the plates therein.
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painting of Smeaton  courtesy Institution of Civil Engineers

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