Holograph letter from Thomas Telford to James Jardine, Civil Engineer, Edinburgh from London dated 8 August 1829 relating to Dean Bridge Edinburgh and seeking Jardine’s advice as to the payment which would be customary for a Resident Engineer in the Edinburgh area.
James Jardine (1776–1858) was a Scottish civil engineer, mathematician and geologist. He was the first person to determine mean sea level. He built tunnels and bridges, including for the Innocent Railway (Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway), and built reservoirs including Glencorse, Threipmuir, Harlaw for Edinburgh Water Company, and Cobbinshaw for the Union Canal. He worked closely with Thomas Telford on many of his works. For Jardine’s Wikipedia entry click here.
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