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James Stevens (1860-1915)

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James Stevens (1860-1915)

of 9 and 11 Fenchurch Avenue, London, E.C (1896)

1891 Joined I Mech E



1916 Obituary [1]

JAMES STEVENS was born at Durham on 1st July 1860.

He was educated at Gainford College, Durham, and served the first period of his apprenticeship in engineering from 1876 to 1879 at the Blackwell Collieries, Alfreton, Leeds, and the second period from 1879 to 1881 at the Nunnery Collieries, Sheffield, under the late Mr. Emerson Bainbridge.

He was then engaged at these collieries and works as assistant mining engineer from 1881 to 1882, and superintended various engineering work then in progress.

He was next appointed mining engineer to the Chinese Engineering and Mining Company, at Kaiping, North China, and remained in that position till 1889.

Subsequently he was in practice in London as a consulting engineer, and was for many years associated with Messrs. J. Whittall and Co., Ltd., of London, in connexion with their engineering interests in the Far East.

His death took place at South Norwood on 28th October 1915, at the age of fifty-five.

He was elected a Member of this institution in 1891.


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