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Samuel Brown (1836-1891)

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Samuel Brown (1836-1891)


1892 Obituary [1] [2]

. . . During the construction of the Swansea Harbour works, from 1836 to 1861, he acted as Assistant Engineer to the Resident, under Mr. Abernethy, and from there he proceeded to Watchet, where from 1861 to 1862 he acted as Resident Engineer on the Harbour Works, also under Mr. Abernethy.

Subsequently, from 1862 to 1867, he was engaged on the Turin and Savona Railway (of which Mr. Abernethy was Engineer-in-Chief), and had charge, as Resident Engineer, of the Central Division, including the important works of the Belbo Tunnel.

On his return to England he carried out, during 1867-68, under Mr. Abernethy, some important dredging operations at King’s Lynn.

In 1870 Mr. Brown went as second in command to the Harbour Works at Alexandria, the contract for which had been obtained by Greenfield and Co. . . . [more]



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