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Sir John Aird 1st Baronet 1833 -1911 Engineer MP Mayor Art Collector 1899 Letter

Sir John Aird 1st Baronet 1833 -1911 Engineer MP Mayor Art Collector 1899 Letter

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  • Sir John Aird 1st Baronet 1833 -1911 Engineer MP Mayor Art Collector 1899 Letter

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Sir John Aird 1st Baronet 1833 -1911 Engineer MP Mayor Art Collector 1899 Letter

In which he accepts an invitation to Queen victoria's 80th birthday banquet

WIKI quotes "John Aird's first significant scheme was the dismantling, transportation and re-erection of The Crystal Palace buildings from the 1851 Great Exhibition from central London's Hyde Park to Sydenham in south London. Other company projects included the construction of reservoirs and of railways and docks work. Under Aird's leadership, the firm also became internationally famous for building the first Aswan Dam; the business was also later engaged to increase the height of the dam. Aird served as Member of Parliament for Paddington North from 1887 to 1906. He also served as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Paddington North from 1887 to 1906, was the first Mayor of Paddington in 1900, and became an enthusiastic collector of British art."



This item was found in a very large collection of genuine autographs, letters and other ephemera purchased at an auction in Cardiff.



Condition: Folded, pinholes, light browning and corner creases

Stockref:EF11/9170407

(John Aird Signature Autograph)