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George Miller Cunningham

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George Miller Cunningham ( -1897), Civil engineer of Leithenhopes, Peeblesshire.

2, Ainslie-place, Edinburgh.

1866 Partner in Blyth and Cunningham

1897. Died 25th March.

1897 Obituary[1][2]

Mr. George M. Cunningham, of Leithenhopes, Peeblesshire, who had been in failing health for the last two or three years, died on Thursday at 2, Ainslie-place, Edinburgh.

He received his early training in the office of Messrs. Miller and Grainger, Edinburgh a firm which was connected with the carrying out of most of the main lines of railway in Scotland between 1840 and 1850.

Subsequently he began business in partnership with Mr. George C. Bruce, but on the death of Mr. Benjamin Hall Blyth, of the original firm of Messrs. B. and E. Blyth, he joined Mr. Edward Blyth under the firm name of Messrs. Blyth and Cunningham, and that co-partnery, in addition to carrying out a great many of the most important railway works in Scotland, were for many years associated with most of the works of the Caledoninn Railway Company for whom they acted as consulting engineers. Latterly the firm became Messrs. Cunningham, Blyth, and Westland.

In November last Mr. Cunningham retired. During his career he had probably the largest business in Scotland as an arbiter in connection with public works and was very largely employed in Parliamentary work relative to schemes in Scotland as well as in England. He leaves a widow and grown-up family."

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