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Robert Barlow Gardiner

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Robert Barlow Gardiner (c1818-1859)

1860 Obituary [1]

MR. ROBERT BARLOW GARDINER, of the Island of Jamaica, began professional life as a pupil of Mr. Tress, the Architect and Surveyor, after which he practised on his own account, for six years, in the Metropolis.

He then took charge, under Mr. P. W. Barlow, (M. Inst. C.E.,) of the station buildings and goods warehouses on the South Eastern Railway, for four years; and during the next two years and a half, for Messrs. Jackson, Brassey, and Henfrey, of the building works on the Turin and Susa Railway.

He afterwards became, for a short time, a manager for the contractor, on the Pernambuco Line. He was also employed, under Mr. Fowler, (M. Inst. C.E.,) on the surveys of the Great Northern Railway of Portugal.

He recently left England for Jamaica, where he was appointed Architect and Engineer for the County of Middlesex, and Commissioner of Roads and Bridges in that island.

He died at Spanish Town, on the 14th of June, 1859, at the age of forty-one years, having been an Associate of the Institution only six months.

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