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Frederic Cornell Reynolds

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Frederic Cornell Reynolds (1836-1866)

1866 Frederic Cornell Reynolds, Engineer, 35A Great George Street, Westminster.[1]

1868 September 1st. Died.


1869 Obituary [2]

FREDERIC CORNELL REYNOLDS was born at Wormsley Grange, Herefordshire, on 18th December 1836, and was first engaged in the drawing office at the Butterley Iron Works in 1853, where he continued for two years. From that time he was principal assistant to Mr. F. J. Bramwell in London.

He died in London on 1st September 1868, at the age of thirty-one, from the effects of injuries received during the disastrous hurricane that occurred at the island of St. Thomas, West Indies, on 29th October 1867, where he was engaged in superintending the raising of the floating dock, which had been sent out from England for the harbour of St. Thomas.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1866.


1870 Obituary [3]

MR. FREDERIC CORNELL REYNOLDS was born at Wormsley Grange, Herefordshire, on the 18th of December, 1836, and was chiefly educated at the City of London School.

His first professional employment was at the Butterley Iron Works, Derbyshire, under his brother, Mr. Edward Reynolds, where he remained two years, commencing in 1853.

From 1855 until his death he was engaged under Mr. F. J. Bramwell (M. Inst. C.E.), for the greater part of the time as principal assistant.

He died in London on the 1st of September, 1868, from the effects of injuries received during the disastrous hurricane that occurred on the 29th of October, 1867, at the Island of St. Thomas, in the West Indies, where he was occupied in superintending the raising of the floating dock, which had been sunk through the disarrangement of some of the sluice-valves in the bottom.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the 9th of January, 1866, and became a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the Same year. He had excellent professional abilities, while his agreeable manner, and the versatility of his talents rendered him a general favourite.



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