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Alexander Duthie

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Alexander Duthie (1824-1897)

1824 Born the son of John Duthie, of J. Duthie.

1897 Obituary[1][2]

The death took place last Saturday of Mr. Alexander Duthie, one of the partners of the well-known Aberdeen shipbuilding firm of Messrs. John Duthie, Sons, and Co.

In early life the deceased went through all the grades of the merchant service, and for a number of years he had command of one of the famous Aberdeen clippers in the Australian trade. He relinquished his position as a ship captain, however, and entered the business of which his father became one of the founders.

On his father's death he became head of the firm, and in partnership with his brother Robert and his son John he had continued in the active management of the business up to the time of his death. Mr. Duthie was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends.

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