Sir Alexander M. Rendel Journals,

Scope and Content

Journals of Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, 1858-1868, concerning his visits to India.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel (1829-1918) was a civil engineer, consulting engineer to the India Office, the East India Railway, and other Indian railways. His parents were James Meadows Rendel (1799-1856) and Catherine Jane Rendel née Harris (1797-1884); his brothers were Lord Rendel (1834-1913) and George Wightwick Rendel (1833-1902). He married Eliza (d. 1916), daughter of Capt. William Hobson; they had five sons and three daughters. Sir Rendel was engineer for the London Dock Co. in 1856. He originally visited India in 1857-1858, and he was a member of the Commission to determine narrow gauge for Indian Railways, in 1870. His principal works include the Shadwell Basin and Royal Albert Dock, London, the Albert and Edinburgh Docks at Leith, Scotland, the Workington Dock and Harbour, Cumberland, and the Sukker Bridge over the Indus river.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Dr Colin and Dr Kate Bertram; Graffham, West Sussex; Deposit; 1985

Note

Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel (1829-1918) was a civil engineer, consulting engineer to the India Office, the East India Railway, and other Indian railways. His parents were James Meadows Rendel (1799-1856) and Catherine Jane Rendel née Harris (1797-1884); his brothers were Lord Rendel (1834-1913) and George Wightwick Rendel (1833-1902). He married Eliza (d. 1916), daughter of Capt. William Hobson; they had five sons and three daughters. Sir Rendel was engineer for the London Dock Co. in 1856. He originally visited India in 1857-1858, and he was a member of the Commission to determine narrow gauge for Indian Railways, in 1870. His principal works include the Shadwell Basin and Royal Albert Dock, London, the Albert and Edinburgh Docks at Leith, Scotland, the Workington Dock and Harbour, Cumberland, and the Sukker Bridge over the Indus river.

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, p. 60, at the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Archivist's Note

May 2003

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; Who Was Who (London, 2001).

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Related Material

The NLW holds a substantial archive of papers relating to the Rendel family.

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