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John Cameron (1857-1891)

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John Cameron (1857-1891)


1892 Obituary [1]

. . . . In November, 1882, he became an Assistant to John Strain, of Glasgow, for whom he was chiefly employed on railway-surveys. In the following February Mr. Cameron obtained the appointment of Engineer to Marillier and Edwards, Government contractors, of Calcutta.

That post he held for the eight years of his stay in India, during which time he was charged with the carrying out and supervision of many important public works, such as the Burdwan water-supply, completed in December, 1884, the building of a new palace for the Maharajah of Cooch-Behar, and the Kidderpore Dock, Calcutta. . . [more]



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