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Henry Hooper

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Henry Hooper (1822-1882)

1883 Obituary [1]

. . . On the 29th of October, 1849, he was articled for two years to the late James Simpson, Past-President Inst. C.E., and afterwards remained with Mr. Simpson as an assistant on various water-works under construction until June 1856.

He was next employed for three and a half years, until the end of 1859, as engineer to Rennie, Logan, Thompson and Co., in charge of the Newport Dock Extension works. This engagement led to Mr. Hooper being introduced to James Brunlees, President Inst. C.E., by whom he was appointed assistant in connection with the construction of the iron pier at Southport, New Ferry, and New Brighton. These structures, which were of an important character, being also used as landing-stages. . . .

Early in 1868 he entered the Public Works Department of the Indian Government as an executive engineer of the third grade, and was subsequently promoted to the second and first grades. . . .

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