Excerpt from Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey: 1805-1870
Feel it to be right to acknowledge in detail the great assistance I have received in writing this work. It would be difficult for me to name all the persons from whom I have derived this assistance but I must mention.
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First published in 1872 and reissued here in its 1888 seventh edition, this was the first biography of English civil engineering contractor Thomas Brassey (1805-70). At the forefront of nineteenth-century railway construction across the globe, he was respected as a brilliant businessman and a major employer of labour.
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