By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Goldsborough, Winder E.
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Mr. Goldsborough was born in Baltimore, Md., October 10, 1871. He was educated at Wrights' University School, Baltimore, and Cornell University, graduating from the latter in 1892 with the degree of M. E.
In 1892 and 1893 he was employed as electrical engineer by the Colliery Engineer Company, Scranton, Pa.; and in 1893 and 1894 he occupied the chair of Electrical Engineering in the University of Arkansas; afterward he held the same position for eleven years at Purdue University. Resigning from teaching in 1904, he became Business Manager for J. G. White Company of New York and London, holding the position for three years. Next he became Vice President and General Manager of the Denver Reservoir Irrigation Company for two years, then General Manager of the Laramie Water Company, and finally President of the Goldsborough Company, civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, hydraulic, and irrigation engineers.
He was Consulting Engineer to the Edison Electrical Illuminating Company, Baltimore, Md., in 1894 and 1895, and was Chief of the Department of Electricity at the St. Louis Exposition from 1902 to 1905.
He held many positions requiring the greatest executive ability and the exercise of thorough technical training and knowledge.
He read papers before prominent scientific and engineering societies, and contributed articles to the leading scientific and engineering journals. He was an inventor with four U. S. patents to his credit; and his research investigations included arc lamps, electrical machinery, and transformers.
He was a member of a number of the leading technical and scientific societies of America and England, and was decorated with the Order of the Crown of Italy. He traveled extensively, including a trip to China.
Mr. Goldsborough's definition of work as being "something agreeable to do" is a good one and should be remembered and appreciated.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 146, Winder E. Goldsborough Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
On The Alternating Current Dynamo, Goldsborough, W. E. Reprinted from Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1895, pp. 79-83.
On The Alternating Current Dynamo, Goldsborough, W. E. Reprinted from the Physical Review, vol. III, no. 18, May-June, 1896, pp. 477-482.
Air-Gap And Core Distribution: The Magnetic Flex And Its Effect Upon The Regulation And Efficiency Of Dynamo-Electric Machinery.--I, Goldsborough. W. Elwell, Paper presented at the 15th General meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Omaha, June 30th, 1898, pp. 637-652.
Transformer Economy, Goldsborough, Winder Elwell, Read before the National Electric Light Association at its Twenty-First Convention, held at Chicago, Illinois, June 7th, 8th and 9th, 1898, pp. 3-13. [2 copies]
Air-Gap And Core Distribution, Goldsborough, W. Elwell, Presented at the 16th General Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Boston, June 28th, 1899, Reprinted from vol. XVI of the Transactions, pp. 461-483.
Air-Gap and Core Distribution: The Magnetic Flux And Its Effect Upon The Regulation And Efficiency Of Dynamo-Electric Machinery. Part III, Goldsborough, W. Elwell. A paper presented at the 150th Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York, January 25th, 1901, pp. 25-69.
Transformer Tests, Goldsborough, W. Elwell. Read before the National Electric Light Association At Its Twenty-Second Convention, Held At New York, N. Y., May 23, 24 And 25, 1899, pp. 3-38.
Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Goldsborough. W. E. Reprinted from Electrical Review, May 9, 1900, pp. 469-474.
Report Of The Committee For Investigating The Photometric Values Of Arc Lamps, Goldsborough, W. E. pp. 3-74.
Photometric Values Of Arc Lamps, Goldsborough, W. E.; Matthews, C. P. Presented at the 1900 National Electric Light Association Meeting. Reprinted in Western Electrician, vol. XXVI, no. 21, May 26, 1900, pp. 332-334.
Central Station Economies, Goldsborough, W. E.; Fansler, P. E. A paper presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Niagara Falls, New York., July 2nd, 1903, pp. 1-33.
Interurban Car Tests, Goldsborough, W. E.; Fansler, P. E. A paper presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the American Institute Of Electrical Engineers, Niagara Falls, New York, June 30th, 1903, pp. 1-34.
The Storage Battery In Substations, Goldsborough, W. E.; Fansler, P. E. A paper read at the 20th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Niagara Falls, New York, June 30, 1903, pp. 1-30.
Correspondence, January 13, 1902 - Letter written by W. E. Goldsborough to W. E. Stone, President of Purdue University, "Confirming our conversation of today regarding the matter of the acceptance on my part of the direction of the electrical department of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition."
Correspondence, May 26, 1903 - Letter written by W. E. Stone, President of Purdue University, in regards to Goldsborough's future standing with the University, upon postponement of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and Goldsborough's obligations as director of the electrical department and the hardship it would cause the University in his absence.
Correspondence, June 23, 1904 - Letter written by W. E. Goldsborough to President Stone, concerning money due A. A. Kellogg for thirty-five hours of drawing design for the addition to the Electrical Engineering Building.
Correspondence, June 27, 1902 - Letter written to C. R. Dooley by W. E. Goldsborough, Director of the Electrical Laboratory, concerning Dooley's position within the University.