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William Scott Henderson

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William Scott Henderson (1844-1881)

1883 Obituary [1]

. . . On the completion of his pupilage he was for a short time engaged by Mr. Danby, of Parliament Street, Westminster, and then went to Hungary, as assistant for Messrs. Warings, the contractors for the Eastern Railway in that country; but left in 1870 in consequence of the suspension of the works.

He then filled a similar position in the extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway to Bath, for T. and C. Walker.

After which he was for a short time in Mexico, for G. B. Crawley and Co.

In 1874 he went to Brazil on a three years' engagement with Edwin Clark and Punchard, who had contracted to make the line from Recife to Limoeiro, now known as the Great Western Railway of Brazil; but bad health compelled him to leave before the expiry of his agreement. After a short period at home to dissipate the ill effects of a tropical climate, Mr. Henderson proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope . . .

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