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Walter Alfred Scrivener

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Walter Alfred Scrivener (1852-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

WALTER ALFRED SCRIVENER, of Cardiff, died recently. He was the son of the late Mr. C. A. Scrivener of Liverpool.

He was born in London in 1852, and was educated at private schools and in Germany. In the early seventies he was articled to Lockhart, Tozer & Co., of Liverpool and London, who at that time played a prominent part in the equipment of railways and other undertakings in South America and the Colonies. It was on their behalf that he went to South Wales in 1877 to introduce the iron ore from the Galdames Mines at Bilbao. He soon established personal friendships with the Welsh ironmasters, including Menelaus, Martin, Israel Williams, and Colquhoun. The late David Evans, then general manager of the Rhymney Ironworks, gave him an important appointment, which he held until the Rhymney Company closed its works. In 1885 he founded the firm of Scrivener, Breffit & Co.

He was the Cardiff representative of the Royal Metal Trades' Pension Society, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1898.

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