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Henry John Eunson

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Henry John Eunson (1861-1901)

1902 Obituary [1]

HENRY JOHN EUNSON, eldest son of Mr. John Eunson, of Northampton, was born on the 9th December, 1861, at Tettenhall, Staffordshire, and was educated at the Grammar School, Northampton.

After serving a pupilage under his father at Northampton he was actively employed under the gas and water companies of that town.

In 1887 he was appointed by the Thakore of Morvie in the Bombay Presidency to make a geological survey of that State, which occupied two years. This was followed by a similar appointment under the Maharaja of Kolaphur, where he was occupied for three years; following this, he was appointed by the Maharaja of Vizinagaram in the Madras Presidency to make a survey of that State.

On his report it was decided in 1894 to open up some fine deposits of manganese ore ; this was done under his management and proved very successful; while engaged in that work he died at Vizinagaram from an attack of fever on the 28th May, 1901.

Mr. Eunson was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 5th April, 1887. As a Student he had been awarded in 1883 a Miller Prize for a Paper "On a Deep Boring at Northampton,” which was printed in the Proceedings. He was also a Fellow of the Geological Society.

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