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John Pope (1820-1847)

1841 John Pope of London, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1845 Appointment. 'The Queen has been pleased to appoint John Pope, Esq. to be Clerk of the Works and Civil Engineer for the Island of Hong Kong.[2]


1849 Obituary [3]

Mr. John Pope was born in London in the year 1820; he was articled as a pupil to his uncle, Mr. Cubitt, V.P., and became a Graduate of the Institution (in 1841) at the earliest age at which he could be admitted.

He was employed as one of the Assistant Engineers on the South Eastern Railway, having also particularly entrusted to him, the superintendence of a portion of the works at Folkestone Harbour.

He subsequently received the appointment of Colonial Engineer and Clerk of the Public Works at Hong Kong, where, between the years 1844 and 1841, he designed and executed several important public improvements.

His zeal, talents, and integrity of character gave promise of future eminence, but he fell a victim to the fever of the country in December, 1847, at the early age of twenty-seven years.


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