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Darwin Correspondence Project

James Anderson


Naval officer. Entered the merchant navy in 1840. Entered service with the Cunard line in 1851. Commanded the steamer Great Eastern during the laying of the Atlantic telegraph, 1865–6. Managing director, Eastern Telegraph Company, 1866–93. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1870. Knighted, 1866.


Modern English biography.


Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.