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Edward Cartwright Harvey

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Edward Cartwright Harvey (1866-1894)


1895 Obituary [1]

EDWARD CARTWRIGHT HARVEY was born at Londonthorpe, near Grantham, on 29th September 1866.

In 1882 he commenced a term of instruction with Messrs. Hornsby and Sons, Grantham, and was subsequently employed by them as draughtsman in 1887-8, and then went to Johannesburg.

Early in 1890 he entered the drawing office of Messrs. Howard Farrar and Co., Johannesburg, and remained with them a few months.

He then became engineer to the May Gold Mining Co., for whom he superintended the erection of hoisting, pumping, rock-drilling, and other machinery; and subsequently was appointed foreman engineer to the Transvaal Silver Mines, where he erected a considerable amount of machinery. He was next appointed resident engineer to the Geldeuhuis Estate and Gold Mining Co., where he erected an 80-stamp battery, and a large set of pumping, hoisting, and air-compressing machinery.

In the early part of 1893 he left for England. Returning to Johannesburg lie took charge of a contract for the Geldenhuis Deep Mining Co.; and while carrying out this work met with an accident which caused his death. A winding-engine drum slipped from the slings whilst being lifted from the truck, and fell on his foot; from exhaustion and from shock after amputation he died on 13th October 1894, at the age of twenty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1893.


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