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Rendel, Sir Alexander Meadows (1829–1918), civil engineer

Michael R. Lane

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Rendel, Sir Alexander Meadows (1829–1918), civil engineer, was born at Plymouth, on 3 April 1829, the eldest son of James Meadows Rendel (1799–1856) and Catherine Jane Harris (1797–1884). He was educated at Kings School, Canterbury, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read divinity and mathematics. It was originally intended he should enter the church but, following his younger brother ...

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Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building

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