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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Alexander Buchanan

From Graces Guide

Alexander Buchanan (1829-1916) of Andrew Handyside and Co

1829 Born in Balfron, Stirlingshire[1]

Educated at Glasgow College

1846 Entered the works of Mr Andrew Handyside in Derby

1851 Alexander Buchanan 21, engineer, lived in Derby with his uncle Andrew Handyside 45, engineer, iron founder, employing 250 men, Anastasia Handyside 29, and another nephew of Andrew: Nicholas Handyside 19, apprentice[2]

1856 became Managing Partner of the works

c.1857 In sole control of the constructional works of the company, including a wide range of bridges, station buildings, etc

1873 Became engineer Managing Director of the company

1878 Member of Inst Civil Engineers

1911 Alexander Buchanan 81, civil engineer, lived in Derby with Emily Buchanan 83, Susie Buchanan 46[3]

1916 of Wilson Street, Derby

1916 Died


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1911 census
  • Civil engineer records