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Sir George Grove (1820-1900)
"...London on Monday evening. By his death a highly-eventful and useful career is terminated. In his time Sir George played many parts, and it is no flattery to say that he played them all well. He was born near Clapham Common on August 13th, 1820, and was, therefore, in his eightieth year at the time of his death. He received his education at the Clapham Grammar School-a school from which many great men have come-and was, at an early age, articled to Alexander Gordon, a civil engineer. He also served two years in Napier's Foundry, Broomielaw, Glasgow. That he soon became a capable engineer is evident from the fact that in 1841, when only twenty-one years of age, Sir George was sent to construct the first lighthouse erected on Morant Point, Jamaica. This edifice was principally made of cast iron, and was successfully completed by him; so successfully, in fact, that he was at once employed in the design and erection of a similar structure on..."More