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Alexander Leslie

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Alexander Leslie (1844-1893)

1894 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER LESLIE, born at Dundee on the 16th of September, 1844, was a son of the late Mr. James Leslie, who died a little more than four years ago.

After being educated at the Edinburgh Institution and the Edinburgh University, he entered in May, 1862, the office of David and Thomas Stevenson, the lighthouse engineers. During his apprenticeship of three years with Messrs. Stevenson he was employed for a time on the Wick Breakwater works.

He was then engaged for a few months with Mr. Macbey, land surveyor, Elgin, so as to acquire some experience in land-surveying, which could not be had in the south to the same extent owing to the country having all been mapped out by the Ordnance Survey.

He was afterwards employed in the north of England on the construction of the Blaydon and Conside Railway, now part of the North Eastern system.

In the year 1865 Mr. Leslie entered his father’s office as an assistant and in 1871 was taken into partnership, the style of the firm being J. and A. Leslie....[more]

1894 Obituary [2]

1893 Obituary [3]

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