Charles A Hartley, British engineer, 1887-1893.
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Studio cabinet photograph by Elliott & Fry of Sir Charles Augustus Hartley (1825-1915). Hartley was Engineer-in-Chief and Consultant Engineer to the European Commision of the Danube from 1856-1907, and was known as the 'father of the Danube'.The purpose of the engineering works was to improve navigation at the river mouth. Hartley also worked on other civil engineering projects, including maintaining a deep channel through the Misisippi delta in the USA; widening the Suez Canal in Egypt and improving river and harbour navigation in South Africa, Italy and Rusia. Dimensions: 170mm x 110mm.