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Ralph Firbank (1837-1882)
1883 Obituary 
. . . In May, 1877, he commenced what promised to be a most successful career as a contractor on his own account, entering into partnership with Mr. C. Baker, of Barlborough, Mr. Firbank being the managing partner. . . . Mr. Firbank was an admirable representative of the fearless, bluff, honest, and hearty type of the go-ahead English contractor. . . .[more]