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Matthews, Sir William (1844–1922), civil engineer

E. I. Carlyle

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/34941

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Matthews, Sir William (1844–1922), civil engineer, was born at Penzance on 8 March 1844, the eldest son of John Matthews, borough surveyor of Penzance, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Thomas Richards of Penzance. He was educated locally at a school kept by a ...

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