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Ronald Lindsay Prain

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Beatty, Sir (Alfred) Chester (1875–1968), mining engineer and art collector, was born on 7 February 1875 in New York city, the youngest of the three sons of John Cuming Beatty, banker, of New York city, and his wife, Hetty, daughter of William Gedney Bull...


Nissen, Peter Norman (1871–1930), mining engineer and inventor of the Nissen hut, was born on 6 August 1871 in New York, the second of the three children of Georg Hermann Nissen (1832–1913), a Norwegian mining engineer, and his wife, Annie Lavinia (1842–c...


Riley, William Edward (1852–1937), architect and engineer, was born on 12 October 1852 at Ossett, near Dewsbury, west Yorkshire, the fourth son of Michael Riley (b. 1820/21), and his wife, Mary Ann, née Brooke (1821/2–1884). Though his father signed himself on the birth certificate as a cordwainer he had in 1844 founded ...