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Alexander Stewart (1866-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER STEWART, born on the 10th August, 1866, received his first engineering training in the office of Mr. W. G. Lamond, of Arbroath.

He then served a pupilage of four years to Mr. Alexander McCulloch, of Dundee, subsequently remaining with that gentleman as an Assistant until the end of 1885, engaged chiefly on water, sewerage, and other municipal works.

In March, 1886, he was appointed an Assistant to Mr. John Cooper, Burgh Engineer of Edinburgh, in whose office he remained until a few months before his death. Among the works on which he was engaged may be mentioned Powburn Sewerage Outfall, the Water of Leith Purification and Sewerage, outfall and irrigation works at Craigentinny, Lochrin Sewerage Extension and Irrigation, and various city improvements, including the formation of new streets, sewers, etc., and the inspection of drainage and sanitary appliances in dwelling-houses.

He also held the appointment, under the Edinburgh School Board, in Leith Walk Advanced Evening School, of teacher of building construction, machine construction, mechanical drawing and geometry.

In August, 1899, he began to practise on his own account in Edinburgh, and was acquiring an extensive business when he was unfortunately attacked by an illness which proved fatal on the 6th March, 1900.

Mr. Stewart was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 1st December, 1891.

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