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Simpson, James (1799–1869), waterworks engineer

John Broich

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/95495

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Simpson, James (1799–1869), waterworks engineer, was born in London on 25 July 1799, the fourth son of Thomas Simpson, engineer of the Chelsea, and later Lambeth, water companies. Born in the engineer's residence at the waterworks on the north bank of the Thames...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Labour and Demographic Economics ; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building

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