Christian Salvesen

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30 Earl Haig Gardens, Trinity Edinburgh with memorial plaque


Christian Frederik Salvesen (1827–1911), wis the Norse-born foonder o the Christian Salvesen shipping line[1] o Leith.[2] He wis bidan at 20 Charlotte Street in Leith, whaur he forby wrocht in his early days in Scotland. The faimily flittit tae Catherine Bank House on Newhaven Road an his fortuins increased.[3] His son, Edward Theodore Salveson, becam a lawer, politeecian an a senior juidge.[4] Salveson haed acquired the haudin o whit becam Risøbank Manor (built bi this son) in Mandal, in the o o Vest-Agder, Norawa in 1862.[5]

His faimily donatit a pairt o their lands in Trinity, Edinburgh fir hooses fir the skaitht men and faimilies efter Warld War I, as a memorial tae his kin and ithers, wha wis killt in the conflict.[6] Hoose nummer 30 haes a memorial plaque tae Christian Raymond Salvesen, Lieut. Royal Scots, wha dee'd in the Gretna Railway disaster 22 May 1915, aged 24 year auld.

The hooses wis named Earl Haig Gairdens, efter Field Marshall Haig, wha cam tae appen the site on 1 October 1921.[6]

Earl Haig Gardens, memorial hooses

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  1. Vamplew, Wray (1975). Salvesen of Leith. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7011-2037-1. OCLC 2073121.
  2. Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1857.
  3. Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1872.
  4. Watson, Nigel (1996). The Story of Christian Salvesen, 1846–1996. James & James Ltd.
  5. "Kort historikk om Risøbank". web.archive.org. 24 Julie 2011. Archived frae the original on 24 Julie 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2022.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. a b Wallace, Joyce M. (1985). Traditions of Trinity and Leith. Edinburgh: J. Donald. p. 39. ISBN 0-85976-124-X. OCLC 14240218.