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Arthur Valentine

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Arthur Valentine (1839-1872)

1873 Obituary [1]

MR. ARTHUR VALENTINE was born at King's Heath, near Birmingham, in the year 1839.

He was educated at the Birmingham Grammar School, and afterwards was articled to Mr. D. G. Henry, then Borough Surveyor of Wolverhampton.

After leaving Mr. Henry, he was for a short time engaged under Mr. Hughes, the Gas Engineer.

In 1861 he became Resident Engineer upon the Lynn and Hunstanton railway, then about to be constructed under the direction of his cousin, Mr. John S. Valentine, M.Inst.C.E.; and upon the completion of this railway he held the same appointment, under Mr. John S. Valentine, on the West Norfolk Junction railway.

These two railways, the one 15 miles the other 18 miles in length, were executed under his superintendence.

He was also employed, under his cousin, upon the works which he Constructed upon the Marshland drain for the Court of Sewers for the county of Norfolk, at the time of the destruction of the Middle Level and the Marshland Smee and Fen Sluices.

In October, 1868, he obtained an appointment as Assistant-Engineer in the service of the Indian Government; and he died at Lucknow, after a very short illness, on the 14th of 3hy, 1872, in the thirty-third year of his age.

Mr. Valentine was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 1st of March, 1864.

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