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Edwin Durning-Lawrence

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Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence (1836-1914)

1914 Obituary [1]

SIR EDWIN DURNING-LAWRENCE, Bart., died at his residence in Carlton House Terrace, on the 21st April, 1914, in his 78th year.

Trained under his father, the late Mr. William Lawrence, he later became a member of the firm of William Lawrence and Sons, builders and contractors, which was associated with the construction of a number of large buildings and public works.

Sir Edwin was created a baronet in 1898, when he took the additional name of Durning, and from 1895 until 1906 he represented Truro as a Liberal-Unionist in the House of Commons.

In later years he interested himself chiefly in the Bacon and Shakespeare controversy, taking up the position of an ardent Baconian.

Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence was elected an Associate of The Institution on the. 7th December, 1869.

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