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Foord, Joseph

Isabel Anne McLean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 850 words.

Foord, Joseph (1714–1788), land surveyor and hydraulic engineer, was born on 13 July 1714 at Fadmoor, near Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire, the third of the four children of Matthew Foord (bap....

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Salmon, Robert

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Architecture. 731 words.

Salmon, Robert (1763–1821), architect and mechanical engineer, youngest son of William Salmon, carpenter and builder, was born at Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. At an early age he...

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