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McNair, William Watts (1849–1889), surveyor and explorer

W. A. J. Archbold

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/17706

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McNair, William Watts (1849–1889), surveyor and explorer, was born on 13 September 1849. He joined the Indian survey department on 1 September 1867. His first twelve years of service were passed with the Rajputana and Mysore topographical parties, and under majors Strahan and ...

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Subjects: World History ; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts ; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building ; Maps and Map-making ; Asian History ; Indian History

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