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James Erskine Aird

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James Erskine Aird (1867-1928)

1928 Obituary [1]

JAMES ERSKINE AIRD left Aberdeen, where he had served a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Blaikie Brothers, to take up tea-planting in India, in 1889.

He opened up the Deundi tea garden in Sylhet in 1894, and remained there as manager of the estate until his retirement in 1926, when he became a director of the Deundi Tea Company.

As part of the tea garden works, Mr. Aird was responsible for the surveying, designing, and erecting of roads, light railways, bridges, and buildings.

He was born in 1867, and became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1906.

His death occurred on 4th October 1928.

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