The Making of the Tyne; A Record of Fifty Years' Progress. Illustrated with Numerous Views and Portraits of Those Concerned in the Development of the River

The Making of the Tyne; A Record of Fifty Years' Progress. Illustrated with Numerous Views and Portraits of Those Concerned in the Development of the River

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...unquestionably was. For a successor to their late secretary the Commissioners looked beyond the ranks of their own staff. The gentleman they appointed was Mr. Robert Urwin, who had been brought up in the offices of the North Eastern Railway Company, and at the time of his selection held the responsible post of mineral traffic manager for the Northern division of that company's system, combined with the secretaryship to the Newcastle committee of directors. Born within four miles of the city of Durham, and since he was a boy resident on Tyne side, with an intimate knowledge of the district and its coal trade, Mr. Urwin's training in the Railway Company specially qualified him for the duties of his new appointment. Adept in figures, familiar with the preparation and presentation of statistics, he was able to bring an experienced hand to bear upon his work from the beginning, and to carry on the undertakings of his predecessor with complete success. He quickly justified the confidence the Board had reposed in him. With that painstaking attention to detail which is the dominant note in his business character, he soon mastered the duties of his office and convinced the Commissioners that their choice had fallen on the right man. Time has but strengthened the conviction, and to-day there is no more trusted official of the Commission than Mr. Urwin. Finance has claimed much of his attention, and in this department of his labours he has not only been singularly successful, but has carried out the consolidation reforms instituted by his predecessor. The principle of amalgamating the four funds of the Commission into one fund for borrowing has been further extended under his rrgfirne. By his recommendation it was decided to unite these funds...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884140
  • 9781236884145