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Liddell and Gordon

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Civil engineers, Westminster,

Early 1840s Lewis Dunbar Brodie Gordon and Charles Liddell formed a partnership to construct railway lines

Engineers for the Syston and Peterborough Railway, the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway (1846) and the Leicester and Hitchin Railway.

1849 Published a plan for supplying water to London from Mapledurham[1]

1856 Fleeming Jenkin joined the business and became deeply involved in marine telegraph engineering through Lewis Gordon's association with the cable manufacturer R. S. Newall and Co of Birkenhead.

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Sources of Information

  1. Exposition of a plan for a Metropolitan Water Supply: By Lewis Dunbar Brodie Gordon and Charles Liddell