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Robert Simpson

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Late partner in Brown and Simpson.

Obituary (1818-1899)[1]

"...firm of Brown and Simpson, Dundee, occurred recently. In his latter years be was not so well known as he might have been, for be had lived in retirement for many years. He lived to the ripe age of eighty years, having been born in the year 1818. Mr. Simpson was born and educated in Dundee, and on leaving school he entered the office of the Dundee, Perth, and London Shipping Company, his father being one of the oldest captains of tho company. He did not long remain there, the work not being congenial to him, and he was indentured as a shipwright apprentice to Mr. Thomas Adamson..."More.

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