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- Papers, 1869-1872, of Edward Lorraine (1818-1872) of Richmond, Virginia, including an original letter written by him, as well as transcripts of other letters and obituaries. Letters discuss the James River and Kanawha Canal and family matters. Also included is a copy of "Edward Lorraine's Nine-Mile Tunnel" by William E. Trout, which appeared in the May-June, 1975 BULLETIN OF THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION
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- Edward Lorraine was born in New Orleans in 1818. His parents moved the family to Richmond, Virginia when he was young, and he graduated from The College of William and Mary. Lorraine was then employed in the corps of engineers constructing the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, and was ultimately appointed Chief Engineer in 1854. He died in Richmond on 29 December 1872.
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