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Richard Clement Tiplady

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Richard Clement Tiplady (1869-1904)

1905 Obituary [1]

RICHARD CLEMENT TIPLADY, born on the 20th January, 1869, studied for the engineering profession at the Crystal Palace School, and, after completing some short engagements to obtain practical experience, went out to Brazil in 1889 as an Assistant Engineer on the Bahia and San Francisco Railway, under the late Mr. Richard Tiplady, having entire control in 1890 of the Timbo branch, and acting for a further short period as Resident Engineer in charge of the main line and works.

He resigned this appointment in 1894 owing to ill-health, and returned home, but after undertaking for a time the technical management of steel-works in Ayrshire and fulfilling a brief engagement in London, he again proceeded to Brazil in 1896, where he built for Messrs. Cox Brothers a sugar factory and light railways in connection therewith.

On the completion of this work he served a second period of 3 years on the staff of the Bahia and San Francisco Railway, leaving in January, 1900, to become Manager and Engineer to a sugar-factory and estate in Bahia, but owing to the crisis in the sugar-industry in Brazil he was obliged subsequently to relinquish the appointment.

After a short period of employment on the main-drainage works of Dublin, he left that city for British Guiana in July, 1903, to take up the post of Engineer of Way and Works to the Demerara Railway, which position he held up to the date of his death on the 16th August, 1904.

Mr. Tiplady was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 4th December, 1894.

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