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National Library of Wales
Rendel, Alexander M., Sir, journals

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ALEDEL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Sir Alexander M. Rendel Journals

Short Title: Rendel, Alexander M., Sir, journals

Creation date(s): 1858-1868

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (4 vols.; 1 box)

Name of creator(s): Sir Alexander M. Rendel


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.


Scope and content/abstract: Journals of Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, 1858-1868, concerning his visits to India.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Dr Colin and Dr Kate Bertram, Graffham, West Sussex, 1985.


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


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: 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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

India | Description and travel
Railway engineering | India
Railway engineers | India | Diaries
Rendel family | Archives
Rendel, Alexander Meadows, | 1828-1918 | Archives

Personal names
Rendel , Alexander Meadows , 1828-1918 , Sir

Corporate names

India ()

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