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Harry Julyan Donkin

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Harry Julyan Donkin (c1860-1933)


1933 Obituary [1]

HARRY JULYAN DONKIN was a grandson of the late Bryan Donkin and was educated at Cheltenham College and at Freiburg University, Germany.

He served his apprenticeship from 1874 to 1879 with his grandfather's firm, Messrs. Bryan Donkin and Company, founded in 1803 for the manufacture of paper-making machinery.

In 1880 Mr. Donkin went to Germany to study the paper-making industry. He rejoined his firm in 1888 as assistant manager and in 1891 was appointed works manager, remaining with the firm until his retirement about three years ago.

Mr. Donkin had been a Member of the Institution since 1895, and his death occurred on 25th April 1933 in his seventy-sixth year.


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