William Cross Buchanan Scotland England Chile Mexico

Biography of William Cross Buchanan

William Cross Buchanan matriculated at the University in 1840, taking a class in Latin. He was the eldest son of John, Esquire, an West Indie merchant of Auchintoshan, Dumbarton.

Buchanan became a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), and travelled to Chile and Mexico. He was involved in the Southern railway of Chile (ICE report 'Description of the Southern Railway of Chile', 1866); and in 1867 he was appointed a director on the project to build the Mexican railway (ICE report 'Description of the Mexican Railway' 1873).

Buchanan died at London on 15 June 1891, aged 65.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, A roll of the graduates of the University of Glasgow, 1727-1897


William Cross Buchanan
Born 1826.
Died 15 June 1891.
GU Degree: Arts, 1840;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1840
Record last updated: 22nd Jul 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Auchentoshan
Place of Birth

England England, London
Place of Death

Chile Chile, No Region

Mexico Mexico, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student