National Library of Scotland resource celebrates Thomas Carlyle, James Watt and Ralph Abercromby

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National Library of Scotland resource celebrates Thomas Carlyle, James Watt and Ralph Abercromby

The National Library of Scotland has announced plans for a new online educational resource for Scottish schools. Featuring images from its own collection, as well as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the National Maritime Museum, it celebrates Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish pioneer medical missionary; Ralph Abercromby, the British lieutenant general who was noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars; David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and explorer; James Watt, a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer and Florence Nightingale, made famous by her pioneering work in nursing.

See more at http://www.nls.uk/jma/who/smiles/heroes/

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