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Edward Frome

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General Edward Frome (1802-1890)

1838 Lt. Edward Frome, R.E., of Chatham, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]


1890 Obituary [2]

GENERAL EDWARD FROME, late Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers, was born on the 7th of January, 1802. He died on the 12th of February, 1890. As a Cadet at Woolwich he studied engineering under Professors Olinthus Gregory and Peter Barlow, and attended the science lectures of Michael Faraday. In all his examinations while there, and for his commission in the Royal Engineers, he took the first place.

In 1827 as a First Lieutenant of Royal Engineers he was sent to Canada, where he made the whole of the surveys for the Rideau Canal from Ottawa to Kingston, and superintended the work or the main part of it, from its commencement to its completion.

In 1833 he was appointed Instructor of Surveying and Engineering at Chatham, and published the first edition of his work on engineering, which has since reached its fourth edition, and is a standard work. In 1839 he was appointed Surveyor-General of South Australia, . . . [more]


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