D J Bryden BSc MA PhD FSA
University of Leicester: BSc (Engineering) 1965; University of Oxford: Diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science, 1966; University of Cambridge, MA, 1974; University of Cambridge, PhD, 1993. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1993.
Now retired. Formerly:
i Assistant Keeper, Department of Technology, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, 1966-1970.
ii Curator, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 1970–1978
iii Assistant Keeper, Pictorial & Archives Collections, Science Museum Library, London, 1979–1987
iv Academic Administrator, Gresham College, City of London, 1987–1988
v Keeper and Head of Department of Science, Technology and Working Life, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1988–96
vi Property Manager, Felbrigg & Sheringham Park Estates, The National Trust, Norfolk, 1997–2001
Science and the City: Valentine Gottlieb, immigrant engineer of Lambeth: his trade card of c. 1810 unpacked
In addition to uncovering the life and work of a relatively unknown immigrant engineer, this paper indicates how a detailed study of a small ephemeral museum object can unlock wider historical horizons.