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Edward Quick (1857-1895)


1896 Obituary [1]

EDWARD QUICK, born at Lewisham on the 21st of September, 1857, was the fourth son of the late Mr. Joseph Quick. After being educated at Clifton College, he entered the office of Messrs. Quick and Son in Westminster as a pupil in 1875. During the four years of his pupilage he was employed, in addition to office work, on extensions of the Portsmouth, Kenley, and Staveley Waterworks.

From 1879 he remained with the firm as an assistant, being first engaged on the Woking Water and Gasworks. He was then upwards of two years in Vienna on the staff employed by the firm in preparing the plans for the new waterworks for that city. On returning to England Mr. Quick took an active part in the initiation and design of several lines of tramway, both in the metropolis and in the provinces, notably at Exeter, Plymouth, and in the neighbourhood of Manchester. He subsequently became junior partner in the firm and, on the death of his father in March, 1894, continued to carry on the business with his eldest brother, Mr. Joseph Quick.

In addition to the works already referred to, Mr. Edward Quick inspected and reported on the water-supply of Malaga, on tramways in Holland, and on light railways in Italy. His knowledge of foreign languages and mathematical skill, in addition to the experience he had gained abroad, rendered his services extremely valuable to the firm. Mr. Quick died at his residence, Telford Avenue, Streatham Hill, on the 11th of November, 1895, from typhoid fever.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 5th of December, 1882, and when at home was a regular attendant at the meetings of the Institution.



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