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Edgar Philip Rathbone

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Edgar Philip Rathbone (c1860-1924)

Mining Engineer, 2 Great George Street, Westminster, S.W.

1924 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. Edgar Philip Rathbone.—We regret to announce the death, which occurred on the 14th inst., at White Cross, Wallingford, of Mr. Edgar Philip Rathbone. Mr. Rathbone was one of the founders of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, of which he was a member of Council. He studied at the London School of Mines, and at Freiberg and Liege. For many years he acted as a mining consultant in North, Central and South America, and in Central Europe. At one time Mr. Rathbone was Chief Government Inspector of Mines on the Rand, where he assisted in the drafting of the mining regulations; he held that office at the time of the Jameson Raid. He was, also, head manager of the Salisbury mine, and founder of the firm of Bainbridge, Seymour and Co., Limited, mining engineers, Salisbury House, E.C. 2., in which he was a partner. It is interesting to add, as an illustration of the kindliness which animated Mr. Rathbone, that he introduced on the Rand the St. John Ambulance Association, of which he was a past president. He was also one of the founders of the Rand Pioneers. During the war Mr. Rathbone was a Government Inspector of Aeroplanes. At the time of his death he was 67 years old."

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