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Adamson and Clowser

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Railway contractors on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway

1859 On the death of Solomon Tredwell, his wife, Alice Tredwell, took on the contract and appointed Messrs Adamson and Clowser to manage it for her in her absence. She then returned to England. This arrangement lasted for seven years.

c.1867 Gained a contract for the extension of the G.I.P. Railway from Sholapore to Goolburgah, in the direction of Madras.

Later they gave up the contract. The Railway Company decided to complete the works itself.

1870 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned Swainston Adamson, (formerly of Armitage, near Rugeley, in the County of Stafford, and now of Franklands, Lindfield, in the County of Sussex,) Civil Engineer and Contractor, and George Louis Clowser, (formerly of Sydenham, in the County of Kent, and now of Sylvan Lodge, Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, in the County of Sussex,) Civil Engineer and Contractor, lately carrying on business as Civil Engineers and Contractors at Bombay and elsewhere, in the Province of India, under the Style or Firm of ADAMSON & CLOWSER, has been DISSOLVED by mutual consent....'[1]

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