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Henry Graham Harris (1850-1910), partner in Bramwell and Harris


1910 Obituary [1]

HENRY GRAHAM HARRIS was born on 20th March 1850.

He commenced his engineering career with a seven years' apprenticeship at the Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding Co., where he passed through every department.

On its termination he was for fifteen months, during 1869-70, in the employ of Messrs. Ravenhill, Hodson and Co., marine engineers, of Glasshouse Fields, Rateliff, where he was engaged in the drawing office.

For the two following years he was principal assistant to Messrs. Hodge and Sons, of the Union Iron Works, Millwall, and from 1872 to 1874 he acted in the same capacity to Mr. Perrett.

In the latter year he joined the late Sir Frederick Bramwell, Bart., acting for many years as chief assistant to him in his consulting practice, and subsequently being taken into partnership.

In addition to consulting work, Mr. Harris's services were frequently requisitioned in arbitration cases.

At the time of his death he was acting as arbitrator in questions relating to the purchase of the National Telephone Co. by the Post Office.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1879, and was elected a Member of Council in 1898, continuing to serve in that capacity till 1908. He was elected a Vice-President in the following year, and held that position at the time of his death, which took place on 12th October 1910, in his sixty-first year. He took a great interest in the work of the Institution, and devoted considerable time in connection with various committees. On the occasion of the Portsmouth Summer Meeting in 1892, he read a Paper describing the Floating Bridge between Portsmouth and Gosport, which had been designed by his firm.

He was a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and of the Royal Society of Arts.


1910 Obituary [2]

HENRY GRAHAM HARRIS, partner in the firm of Bramwell and Harris, consulting engineers, died on October 12, 1910.

He was born in 1850, and commenced his engineering career with a seven years' apprenticeship at the Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company, where he passed through every department. At the close of his apprenticeship in 1869 he spent fifteen months in the service of Messrs. Ravenhill, Hodgson & Co., marine engineers, of Glasshouse Fields, Ratcliffe, where he was engaged in the drawing-office. For the two following years he acted as principal assistant to Messrs. Hodge and Sons, of the Union Iron Works, Millwall. From 1872 to 1874 he was connected with Mr. Perrett, to whom he acted as chief assistant.

In 1874 he joined the late Sir Frederick Bramwell, acting for a number of years as chief assistant to him in his consulting practice, and later being taken in partnership. He was for many years a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and the Royal Society of Arts. He was elected a vice-president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1909, a position which he held at the time of his death. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1900.


1911 Obituary [3]

HENRY GRAHAM HARRIS, partner in the firm of Messrs. Bramwell and Harris, died in London on the loth October, 1910.

Born on the 20th March, 1850, he served his apprenticeship at the Thames Ironworks, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, and was subsequently employed in the drawing-office of Messrs. Ravenhill, Hodgson and Co., Marine Engineers, Ratcliff.

Between 1870 and 1874 he was chief assistant successively to Messrs. Hodge and Sons, of Millwall, and to Mr. Perrett. In the latter year he became chief assistant to the late Sir Frederick Bramwell, Past-President, and was later taken into partnership.

In addition to consulting practice, Mr. Harris frequently acted as an arbitrator, and his services were last requisitioned in that capacity in connection with the purchase of the National Telephone undertaking by the Post Office.

Mr. Harris was a member of council and vice-president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Society of Arts. He also served on the committee of management of the Benevolent Fund of this Institution.

Mr. Harris was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 4th December, 1877, was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 16th November, 1886.


1911 Obituary [4]

HENRY GRAHAM HARRIS was born in 1850, and was apprenticed at an early age to the Thames Ironworks Company.

He was then with several engineering firms for short periods, and in 1874 became assistant to Sir Frederick Bramwell, being afterwards taken into partnership. His firm designed the electrical undertakings of the South Wales Electric Power Company and the Corporations of Ealing and Derby.

Mr. Harris was frequently employed in arbitration cases, and at the time of his death was acting as arbitrator for the purchase of the National Telephone Company by the Post Office.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 18S9.

His death, after a short illness, occurred on October 12, 1910.


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