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Francis Sheldon Chittenden

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Francis Sheldon Chittenden (c1846-1890)


1890 Obituary [1] [2]

FRANCIS SHELDON CHITTENDEN dated his connection with the profession from 1869, when he became Assistant to Mr. George Kilgour, then District Engineer at the Klausenburg end of the Grosswardein and Klausenburg line, now forming part of the Hungarian State Railways.

On the partial suspension of these works, he went to the Cape, where he was engaged in the Government Railway Service until 1880. He was at first for four years on the personal staff of Devonsher Scott, then Chief Resident of the Midland and North-Eastern Systems; but about the year 1876 he was sent to Alicedale as Assistant Engineer, under F. G. Slessor, and remained there until the completion, in 1879, of the works on which he was employed. Mr. Chittenden next joined his old chief, Mr. Kilgour, who was established at Kimberley as a Mining Engineer, becoming his partner; . . . [more]



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