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Aberdonians in early Bolivian Industry: the Penny and Duncan Mining Company

On 24 Jan 2017

Evening Lecture by University of Aberdeen Museums

Following Bolivia’s independence from Spain in the early nineteenth-century, Bolivian mines became an attractive destination for mining engineers and adventurers from Europe. Among such adventurers were Aberdonians, Andrew Penny and James Duncan, both of whom had humble origins yet became extremely wealthy mine-owners. This lecture examines their lives and their relations with Bolivian society through documentary sources and the donations and photographs that Duncan left to the University Museum and Special Collections.

Opening Days and Times:

Tuesday

7.30pm start

Ticket Information:

Free Event.

Link to Event Website:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/10916

Venue Detail:

Regent Building Lecture Theatre,
Regent Walk,
University of Aberdeen.
AB24 3FX

Theme:

Talks, Lectures & Conferences

Organiser Details:

University of Aberdeen Museums

Tel: 01224 274330
E-mail: kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk


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