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Alexander Anderson Kyd

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Alexander Anderson Kyd (1856-1886)


1886 Obituary [1]

...In 1878-1879 he assisted Mr. R. Ellis, Edinburgh, resident engineer of the Uddingston and Holytown branches of the Caledonian Railway. He was occupied also in field work on the Callander and Oban Railway, of which, during construction, Mr. Ellis was consulting engineer.

In 1879-1880, under engagement with Mr. G. A. Lundie, M.Inst.C.E., he made a trigonometrical survey of the burgh of Galashiels for sewerage purposes. On the completion of that work he entered the service of Mr. Alexander M'Culloch, Assoc. M.Inst.C.E., assisted him in connection with the laying out of the Duthie Park and the Trinity Cemetery at Aberdeen, and took a leading part in the construction of Carnoustie Waterworks for the local authorities of Barry and Panbride in the county of Forfar.

In 1881 Mr. G. A. Lundie entered into another engagement with him, under which he superintended the construction of the Kenilworth Sewerage and Sewage-Farm Works....

Early in 1884 he was appointed one of the engineering staff of the London Sanitary Protection Association, a post which he held until his death....


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