“Father of the Danube” Charles Augustus Hartley Hand Written Letter Dated 1892. This is one of the only Hartley documents to exist outside of a museum and is a piece of engineering history. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Auctions and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. Sir Charles Augustus Hartley. MICE (3 February 1825 – 20 February 1915) was an eminent. Due to his extensive work mapping the longest river in western Europe, he became known as’The Father of the Danube. Hartley was born in 1825 at. He was educated at. Like most engineers of his generation he was engaged in. Work in the early part of his career, being employed by the Scottish Central Railway. Subsequently, he devoted himself to. And the improvement of. For the purposes of navigation. From 1848 to 1855 he was employed overseeing the construction of Sutton harbour. He was employed in connection with some of the largest and most important waterways of the world, including the early work (1861) on the. After serving in the. (1853 – Feb 1856) as a captain of engineers in the Anglo-Turkish contingent, he was appointed engineer-in-chief for the works carried out by the. For improving the navigation at the mouths of that river, and that position he retained till 1872, when he became consulting engineer to the Commission. In 1875, he was one of the committee appointed by the authority of the. To report on the works necessary to form and maintain a deep channel through the south pass of the. And in 1884 the British government nominated him a member of the international technical commission for widening the. In addition, he was consulted by the British and other governments in connection with many other river and harbour works, including the improvement of the navigation of the. And of the ports of. In 1869 he was created a Fellow of the. Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1862 and made. K. C. M. G. He was an active member of the. Institution of Civil Engineers. And for his written papers was awarded their. Watt, and Stephenson medals. He also received the. In 1913 in recognition of his public service. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
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