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HAWKSHAW, John Clarke (1841-1921)

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Reference code(s): GB 378 LDGSL/73
Held at: Geological Society of London
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Full title: HAWKSHAW, John Clarke (1841-1921)
Date(s): 1871
Level of description: Series
Extent: 22pp
Name of creator(s): Hawkshaw | John Clarke | 1841-1921 | civil engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Son of the civil engineer, Sir John Hawkshaw (1811-1891), John Clarke Hawkshaw was born on 17 August 1841 in Manchester. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in the Mathematical Tripos. Between 1865-1868 he was a pupil of his father, and later Assistant Engineer, during the construction of the Albert Dock, Hull. In 1870 he became a partner in his father's civil engineering firm, which he continued after his father's retirement in 1890.

Hawkshaw was a member of various scientific societies, including the Geological Society, and notably served as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1902-1903. He died on 12 February 1921.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript of paper 'Notes on the Peat and Underlying Beds observed in the construction of the Albert Dock Hull', by John Clarke Hawkshaw, 1871. Paper is illustrated at the back with diagrams of sections of borings taken before and during the progress of works.

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Access is by appointment only, daily readership fee is applicable unless you are a member of the Society. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to copyright and the condition of the original, may be supplied. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

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Publication note:

Read before the Society, 22 February 1871, abridged and unillustrated version of paper published as: Hawkshaw, J C. "Notes on the Peat and Underlying Beds observed in the construction of the Albert Dock Hull", Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, vol 27 (1871) pp237-240.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: Obituary, Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol 215 (1923) p341. Description by John Thackray; revised by Caroline Lam.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Dec 1983; Aug 2012

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