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James Archibald Maughan

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James Archibald Maughan (1843-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

JAMES ARCHIBALD MAUGHAN was born at Morpeth, Northumberland, on the 11th of June, 1843.

He served an apprenticeship from 1860 to 1865 to Mr. R. Simpson, engineer of the Towneley and Stella Company’s collieries at Blaydon-on-Tyne, and was then for eight years in resident charge of collieries under Mr. J. B. Simpson.

In 1876 Mr. Maughan was appointed agent and manager of the Nerbudda Coal and Iron Company’s works at Garrawarra in the Central Provinces of India, which post he held for eleven years, being frequently consulted during that time on mining matters by the Indian Government.

At the end of 1887 he was appointed by the Government general manager of the Umaria and Warora Collieries and of the 40 miles of railway from Kutni to Umaria....[more]

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