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Andrew Wallace Barr

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Andrew Wallace Barr (c1866-1901) of Andrew W. Barr and Co

Born at Glasgow the son of Alexander Barr, a Potato Merchgant.

1888 Married at Brixton to Alice Perrin Soloman

Connected with the Berkshire Automobile Club

1897 Secretary of the Self-Propelled Traffic Association.[1]

Founder member of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC)

1901 January. Died. 'Mr. Andrew Wallace Barr, of the firm of Messrs. Andrew W. Barr and Co., of 30, Moorgate-street, E.C., the president of the Society of Accountants and Auditors, died at Montreux, on the 12th hist., after a long illness. The late Mr. Barr was a very prominent man in connection with the motor car movement prior to and immediately after the passing of the enabling Act, and had much to do with the foundation of the Automobile Club.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1897/01/18
  2. Lancashire Evening Post - Wednesday 16 January 1901