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John Logie Baird was interested in the supernatural. At a séance the ghost of American inventor Thomas Edison apparently communicated to Baird using Morse code.

John Logie Baird (1888-1946)

Reading list

Further reading about John Logie Baird:

  • 'John Logie Baird: a life', by Antony Kamm and Malcolm Baird (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland Publishing, 2002).
  • 'Sermons, Soap and Television: Autobiographical Notes', by John Logie Baird (London: Royal Television Society, 1988).
  • 'Television and me: the memoirs of John Logie Baird', edited by Malcolm Baird (Edinburgh: Mercat, 2004).
  • 'Television Baird – the story of the man who invented television', by Margaret Baird (Cape Town: Haum, 1973).
  • 'The Secret Life of John Logie Baird', by Tom McArthur and Peter Waddell (London: Century Hutchinson, 1986).
  • 'Vision Warrior', by Tom McArthur and Peter Waddell (Kirkwall, Orkney, Orkney Press, 1990).
  • 'John Logie Baird, television pioneer', by Russell Burns (Stevenage, Herts., Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2000).
  • 'Restoring Baird’s image', by Donald F McLean (Stevenage, Herts., Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2000)
  • 'Images Across space', by Douglas Brown (Middlesex University Technical Resources, 2009).

Search the National Library of Scotland main catalogue for details of these titles.

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