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Arthur Giraud Browning

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Arthur Giraud Browning (1835-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR GIRAUD BROWNING, son of the late Mr. Charles Browning, M.D., was born at Sittingbourne on the 16th February, 1835, and was thus in his seventy-third year when he died at his residence, Spencer Lodge, Wandsworth Common, on the 19th October, 1907.

After being educated at Bancroft’s School, London, he was articled in 1849 to Mr. G. S. Herbert, Secretary of the South Eastern Railway Company.

In 1854 he obtained an appointment on the staff of the late Mr. James M. Rendel, Past- President, which he held under his successors until 1859, when he entered into partnership with the late Mr. John Thomson, also a member of Mr. Rendel’s staff. Under the style of Thomson and Browning a London Agency was established for several prominent engineering firms, a business in which the subject of this notice continued to take an active part until within a few months of his death.

Mr. Browning was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an enthusiastic student of Huguenot history. In 1873 he became a. Director of the French Hospital, Victoria Park, and acted as Honorary Secretary of the Corporation from 1875 until 1898 when he was elected Deputy Governor. He was a Past-President of the Huguenot Society of London and an Honorary Member of the Huguenot Society of America.

Mr. Browning was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 2nd February, 1864.

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