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MYSTERY OF PARENTAGE.

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INDUSTRY PIONEERS .

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INDUSTRY PIONEERS South Wales Leaders. NO. XXI.-WILLIAM ADAMS. Errgineer: Geologist: Naturalist. We briefly indicated last week the part played by the mining engineer in the develop- ment of the South Wales coalfield. The phenomenal progress of industrial and com- mercial South Wales has not been, of course,. dependent upon any one class of men thera; has been mutual effort in a common cause ;.v co-operation has been and is the practical prin- ciple. Some men contribute in greater degree according to their gifts and their opportunities;" not a few have been commanding Imperial flgitres. But the engineer, no less than the ç colliery owner, has been a powerful factor and „ in this class no name is more distinguished than that of William Adams. An Ebbw Vala Boy. He was born at Ebbw Vale in 1813, the off- spring of a family that at the close of the 18th century had come to South Wales from Shrop- shire to engage in the iron trade, then in its early days. We find him a diligent pupil at Cowbridge later on articled at Newport as an engineer and then chief in control of the Ebbw Vale Collieries. Early in life he retired into private practice, and had as his partner Mr Theodore Vachell. They became the managers of Nantyglo and Blaina Ironworks. I WILLIAM ADAMS.

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