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HUME, William

Born: 1837 06
Died: 1916 03 02


Born and educated in Grahamstown, then moved to Port Elizabeth where he became partner in the largest engineering firm there AC STEWART. From 1894-1904 he served as engineer and director of Consolidated Gold Mines on the Witwatersrand. After retiring he became director of the Addo Land and Immigration Company (1908-1912). As conservationist he inaugurated a tree-planting scheme to save the Algoa Bay dunes. In 1871 he married Louisa Mary Carlisle by whom he had three sons and two daughters.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing HUME

HSRC. 1987. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pp 368