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James Grant Fraser

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James Grant Fraser (1825-1913)

1914 Obituary [1]

JAMES GRANT FRASER, younger son of Captain Fraser of the 'Black Watch,' was born at Nairn on the 8th April, 1825, and died at Horsham on the 30th December, 1913.

Educated at St. Andrews University, and abandoning preparation for the Army in favour of engineering, he became a pupil with Messrs. Locke and Errington, civil engineers, being chiefly occupied on Mr. Locke’s work.

After completing his pupilage, he was engaged successively, as assistant or resident engineer, on the Basingstoke and Salisbury, Salisbury and Yeovil, Royston and Hitchin, and other branch railways. He was also on the Dutch Rhenish railways. In later years he was occupied chiefly in making valuations and giving evidence in rating cases.

Mr. Fraser was elected on the 6th May, 1862, a Member of The Institution, with which he was thus connected upwards of 50 years.

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