in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Engineering (General). 1009 words.
Newall, Robert Stirling (1812–1889), engineer and astronomer, was born at Dundee on 27 May 1812, the son of Walter Newall, merchant, and his wife, Janet Hair. He started work in a...