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Peter Burrell

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Peter Burrell (1833-1890)

1891 Obituary [1]

PERCY BURRELL was born at Camberwell on the 14th of June, 1833. After passing two years (1849-1851) in the office of his father, the late John Burrell, Architect, he was articled for four years (1851-1855) to Thomas Page, with whom he remained for three years after the completion of his articles, as assistant, during the construction of the Windsor, Chelsea, and Westminster Bridges, the Chelsea Embankment, Charrington’s Coal Wharf, etc. In January 1859 he entered the service of the Paraguayan Government.

In 1862 he and Mr. Valpy were appointed joint Engineers-in-Chief to the Asuncion and Villa Rica (Government) Railway, and other government works in Paraguay, including topographical military surveys, location and formation of encampments, and the designing and superintendence of important works of defence during the war against Brazil and the Argentine and Uruguayan Republics. . . . [more]

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