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Albert Grothe (1841-1914)
1914 Obituary 
ALBERT GROTHE, born in Westphalia on the 4th April, 1841, died in Mexico on the 19th August, 1914.
He was educated at Utrecht, Holland, and after serving in the Dutch Army, abandoned a military career for engineering.
In 1869 he was employed as a contractor’s engineer on the construction of bridges on the St. Petersburg-Moscow railway, and subsequently on the erection of the first Tay Bridge.
In 1879 he became Manager of the Tharsis copper mines in Spain, and his subsequent career was devoted definitely to mining, with the exception of some years spent on irrigation work in Idaho. On leaving Spain he went to Mexico, where, after managing mining properties and introducing various new processes, he started consulting practice in partnership with Mr. H. F. Carter.
Mr. Grothe was elected a Member of The Institution on the 6th March, 1883.