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Theodosius Webb

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Major Theodosius Webb (1817-1889)


1890 Obituary [1]

. . . . In June, 1847, Captain Webb received orders to proceed to Zetland, for the purpose of surveying a line of road to be undertaken by the Local Committee, under the Edinburgh Section of the Central Board for the relief of destitution in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Arriving in Zetland on the 31st July, 184i, he at once commenced Surveying operations; but after two months of hard work was obliged to abandon them, the season being unusually severe and the fatigue and exposure great.

He was, at the beginning of October, 1845, sent to Gairloch, in Wester Ross, where he was employed, for nearly two months, in the most inclement weather which had been known for years, in surveying a line of road from Kinloch Ewe to Slatterdale and Poolewe.

After completing this survey, he returned to Woolwich, where he was engaged, during the winter, in making plans, &C., for the Wester Ross Road. . . . [more]


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