About the Site
The website is an outcome of a year long research by Dr. Sanjay Rana. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and copyright protection, please do get in touch if you spot any inconsistency or scope for improvements. Please feel free to use and distribute the information and images on the website. I kindly ask that you provide credit and appropriate copyright information.
Please note that organisations and individuals that were contacted during this project do not have any responsibility for the information and ideas contained in the website.
The research with its most basic budget and one person team could not have managed to complete the study without the help of following extremely generous experts, friends and organisations:
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- Ali Hessami (no longer at Atkins), Sue Foster, and Jenny Coombes at WS ATKINS Global
- Keiji Yano, Yutaka Takase and Virtual Kyoto members at Ritsumeikan University
- Kimberly Kowal at British Library
- Angela Broome at Royal Institution of Cornwall
- Alison Spence at Cornwall Records Office
- John Liffen at Science Museum
- Phil Hosken at Trevithick Society
- Nick Tyler, Anna Clark, Sally MacDonald, and Anthony Steed at University College London
- Edward Wortley at Euston House
- Michael Bailey
- Advisors at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre
- Advisors at Victoria and Albert Museum
- Advisors at Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society
- Martha Moore Trescott
- Google Inc.
- Two great friends, namely Paty Galilea and Yixing Luo for their help in website development
In addition, the information available at Guildhall Library, London Metropolitan Archives, and National Archives was used extensively to ascertain the geography of the area and for literature search.
- January 13, 2013: Trevor Dudley, theatrical memorabilia collector, discovered yet another mention of Steam Circus in the September 23rd 1808 edition of "The Statesman". The newpaper clip (Courtesy of Mr. Trevor Dudley) - [PDF].
- July 5, 2012: Robin Jones, Editor of the magazine Heritage Railway has published an article on the life of Trevithick [PDF] (Courtesy of Mr. Philip Hosken, Trevithick Society).
- 17 October, 2011: Philip Hosken, Chairman of The Trevithik Society has published the book The Oblivion of Trevithick, which presents possible reasons for the obscurity of Trevithick despite his great inventive genius.