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Colonel Sir Thomas Fortune Purves, Engineer-in-Chief of the H.M. Post Office.
1950 Obituary 
"...Thomas Fortune Purves was born on December 31, 1871, at Blackadder Mount, Berwickshire. He studied science at Edinburgh University and at the Heriot-Watt College, where he proved to be an outstanding scholar..." Read more.