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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Paul Melnikof, 1804-1888

Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 1804
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Date of Death: 1888.12.22
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Identity:

He was a professor of mechanics and wrote the earliest Russian textbook on railroad building.

Life:

He probably became acquainted with AMW's husband in 1839 on his visit to Springfield, MA, and subsequently proposed G. W. Whistler to the Russian government as consulting engineer of the St Petersburg and Moscow railroad.

Bibliography:

Jasiulko-Harden, Evelyn, 'Major George Washington Whistler, Railroad Engineer in Russia: 1842-49,' Ex Oriente Lux, Mélanges, Brussels, 1991, vol. 1., p. 150; Parry, A., Whistler's Father, Indianapolis, 1939, p. 79.