Talk:James Gall

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Major edits. Restructured the article into small sections. Better organized information. More concise. If I might suggest to anyone who knows about this man, add more detail to his religous views. The astronomy seems to be the major focus, not his viewpoints on religion. (7/12/05)

Alphabet for the blind[edit]

Most sources seem to agree that the inventor of the triangular alphabet for the blind was not this James Gall but his father, James Gall the Elder (1784-1874). (talk) 21:37, 1 August 2011 (UTC)


I am suspicious of the dates in the source Astronomical Publishing in Edinburgh in the 19th Century. For example:

In 1810 his son, also called James Gall, had joined the firm but left in 1874 when he decided to pursue a career in the church.

It seems unlikely that JG jr. would join the firm at age two, work there for sixty-four years and then decide on a change of career at age sixty-six. This of course assumes the main article's dates for JG jr. are correct.

I believe both references to 1874 in that source may be transcription errors and the true dates may be 1814 or 1824.

WolfgangHurtle (talk) 09:52, 13 May 2013 (UTC)