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Osbert Chadwick album
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The album of 21 albumen photographs and an eight-part joined albumen panorama compiled by the British civil engineer, Osbert Chadwick, contains photographic views related to the places Chadwick practiced as a civil engineer as well as views of sites and natural landmarks that Chadwick appears to have had a personal interest in. Of particular note are the the first eight photographs in the album and the panorama of Sevastopol, all of which are views taken in the Crimea where Chadwick worked as an engineer for the Odessa waterworks after resigning his commission in the Royal Engineers.
Osbert Chadwick, C.M.G. (5 April 1844-27 September 1913), was the son of Sir Edwin Chadwick, the British social reformer who instituted major reforms in urban sanitation and public health. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London. In 1864, Chadwick obtained a commission with the Royal Engineers and worked in India and Aden Settlement. In 1873, he resigned his commission to become a civil engineer, working first for the Odesa Water Works. He was subsequently engaged by the British Colonial Office as a Consulting Engineer for water and sanitation projects and designed water-supply and sewerage and drainage systems for Grenada, Malta, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Trinidad, Kingston, Jamaica, and other Crown colonies. He was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1886 for his construction of the Malta Water Works (1883-1888). His work on Malta resulted in the formation of the eponymously named Chadwick Lakes formed by a complex system of small dams that eventually drain into the Mediterranean Sea. Chadwick authored a number of site reports related to his engineering projects as well as A Treatise on Surveying with Reginald Empson Middleton (1899). From 1898 to 1911, Chadwick was the first Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, University College London, a chair established by his father for the improvement of health conditions in the British Empire.
1 Linear Feet (22 photographs, 8 photographs forming 1 panorama, and 7 leaves in 1 album)
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