Macdonald Dictionary Record: John Hammett

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for John Hammett. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. 63 Hammett, John ( wes born at Sand ford , Devonshire and was apprenticed in Exeter to the trade of builder and was later employed by Cubitt s + sons, Lindon . with them he learnt the importance of machinery on in joiner,y work. He arrived in Ch.Ch in 83 and soon started as a builder and contractor. He built O. H. Browns Brookfield roller fore mills and John Deans's house at Riccarton . He soon set up a modern power di ivens jour ery and plan ng plant. G.clop N.Z.iii; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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