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Description : Excerpt from The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Vol. 2: A Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men, of All Ages and All Nations Dallas, rev. Alexander robert charles, son of Robert Charles Dallas, entered when young the British army, served through the Peninsular war, and was present at Waterloo. Of his Peninsular experiences there survives a literary memorial (which has escaped the notice of even the industrious Alibone) - Felix Alvarez, or Manners in Spain, containing descriptive accounts of some of the prominent events of the late Peninsular war - published in 1818, and dedicated to the late Lord Lyne doch. After Waterloo, Mr. Dallas entered the church, and we find him, in 1824, vicar of Wooburn in Berkshire, a party to the negotiations and litigation which preceded his publication of his father's posthumous Recollections of Lord Byron. The executors and relatives of the poet objected to the publication of certain portions of Lord Byron's correspondence. The latter were accordingly suppressed in England, but appeared at Paris in 1825, with a curious preliminary statement by the reverend editor. In 1828, Mr. Dallas was appointed by the newly-made bishop of Winchester to the rectory of Wonston, Andover, Hants, which he still holds. Mr. Dallas is a prominent member of the evangelical party in the church, and has been a most prolific contributor to theological literature. He has also taken a very active part in the establishment of protestant missions and of charitable, educational, and industrial institutions, under protes tant auspices, in the west of Ireland, especially in the district of Connemara, and Galway county generally. An interesting account of some of his Irish efforts during and after the famine will be found in his Castlederg, London, 1849. - F. E. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : Intended as a valuable biographical reference work on the lives, works and careers of individuals engaged in the practice of civil engineering, this volume looks specifically at those whose careers began before 1830. Beginning with what little is known of the lives of engineers such as John Trew who practised in the Tudor period, the background, training and achievements of engineers over the following 250 years are described by specialist authors, many of whom have spent a lifetime researching the history of civil engineering. This book will be of particular interest to historians of all disciplines and of great value to engineers involved in restoration work for whom an authoritative source of information on the engineers who designed public works over 300 years will be available for the first time.