Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 63, PT. 1

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 63, PT. 1

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...in to supply the Institution with the State documents and official reports on engineering issued by them. While on this subject the members must be again reminded of the obligation entered into on admission, either to offer an Original Communication, or to present some scientific work to the library, within twelve months of their election. At the commencement of the past session special attention was directed to this engagement, and in the result donations in money to the library fund 200 in excess of the usual receipts were obtained. Several friends and colleagues of Mr. Charles Hutton Gregory, C.M.G., Past-President, being desirous of showing their high opinion of his professional career, invited him to sit for his portrait, with a view to its presentation to the Institution, as a lasting record of personal regard and esteem. A Committee was accordingly formed to receive subscriptions, and the portrait, painted by Mr. John Collier, is now offered to the Institution, by the Subscribers, in terms of the original proposal. In the month of August the President received official intimation from the Privy Council Office that a petition had been presented to the Queen in Council, for the grant of a Eoyal Charter of Incorporation, to the Society of Telegraph Engineers, and the President's opinion was invited as to whether the provisions contained in the draft charter were such as to interfere in any way with the rights and privileges of this Institution. As in the unanimous opinion of the Council no just or sufficient reasons existed for the grant of a second charter within the same profession, they embodied their objections to such a proceeding in a letter, of which the following is a copy: --SEfte Institution nf (Kuril lEngincets....show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869222
  • 9781236869227