Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Leslie
Designation: Engineer
Born: 1844
Died: 1893
Bio Notes: Alexander Leslie was born in 1844, the son of civil engineer James Leslie. He was taken into partnership by his father as J & A Leslie by 1872. His father died in Edinburgh on 29 December 1889, and Alexander continued the practice along with his brother-in-law Robert Carstairs Reid, who appears to have been taken into partnership a couple of years earlier, as J & A Leslie & Reid.

Alexander Leslie son died in 1893. James's grandson Alexander Leslie (1881-1921) and great-grandson of the same name (1910-82) were also civil engineers.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2J & A LeslieBefore 1872c. 1887Partner 
Item 2 of 2J & A Leslie & Reidc. 1887Before 1893Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 141872West Wemyss harbourWest Wemyss FifeScotlandWet dock
Item 2 of 141872West Wemyss, harbourWest Wemyss FifeScotland 
Item 3 of 141873Clepington Sluice ChamberClepington DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 141873Lawton Reservoir with cottage, railings and gates  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 141874Clatto Reservoir  DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 141875Alnwickhill ReservoirLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 141879Gladhouse ReservoirTemple MidlothianScotland 
Item 8 of 141879Water TowerDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 9 of 141880Edgelaw ReservoirCarrington MidlothianScotland 
Item 10 of 141880Rosebery Reservoir  MidlothianScotland 
Item 11 of 141882Williamwath BridgeDalton DumfriesshireScotlandSuperstructure
Item 12 of 141887Store reservoir on the Gask BurnRoscobie (Rescobie?) (near) FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 141888Alnwickhill ReservoirLiberton EdinburghScotlandSecond phase completed
Item 14 of 141889Store ReservoirLeven FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this engineer:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressEntry on James Leslie (his father)