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Henry George Hulbert

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Henry George Hulbert (1839-1871)

1872 Obituary [1]

MR. HENRY GEORGE HULBERT, the elder son of Mr. H. Payne Hulbert, of Bath, was born on the 23rd of May, 1839.

After being educated at local schools, he in February, 1855, was articled to the firm of Messrs. Cotterell and Spackman.

On the completion of his term he was engaged by them in May, 1860, as a land and engineering surveyor, near Towyn, in North Wales, and, subsequently, in making the Parliamentary survey for the extension of the Bristol and Exeter railway to Portishead.

He was also engaged as surveyor, on behalf of various land-owners, of the oolitic quarries at Box and the neighbourhood of Bath, and carried out some tunnelling operations in connection with them with great precision.

In 1865 and 1866 Mr. Hulbert was occupied on the Parliamentary survey for the extension of the Midland railway to Bath.

On the day of the opening he caught a severe cold, which settled upon his lungs, and after lingering for two years he died at Bath on the 13th of September, 1871, in the thirty-third year of his age.

Mr. Hulbert was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 2nd of April, 1867.

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