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Frederick Bramwell Frederick Bramwell by Leslie Ward, 1892 Born 17 March 1818(1818-03-17) Died 30 November 1903(1903-11-30) (aged 85) Nationality British Work Engineering Discipline Civil, Mechanical Institution memberships Institution of Civil Engineers (president), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (president), Royal Society, (fellow) Sir Frederick Joseph Bramwell FRS (17 March 1818 – 30 November 1903) was a British civil and mechanical engineer. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1873[1] and served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers between December 1884 and May 1886[2] and the President, British Association in 1888. He was knighted in 1881 and created the Baronet Bramwell on 25 January 1889.[1] Bramwell trained as an engineer and studied steam propulsion. In 1843 he constructed a locomotive for the Stockton and Darlington Railway; set up his own business concentrating legal and consultative work (1853). He was the first engineer to practise as a technical advocate and later was adviser to the London water companies. Family He was the son of George Bramwell, partner in Dorrien and Co. Bankers, and the younger brother of Sir George William Wilshere Bramwell. He married on 29 March 1847, Harriet Leonara Frith (his cousin), daughter of Joseph Frith. There were three daughters to the marriage,[3] with Eldred marrying the scientist, Sir Victor Horsley. Bramwell died of a cerebral haemorrhage, 30 November 1903, in London, and was buried at Hever, Kent.[1] References Wikisource has original text related to this article: Author:Frederick Joseph Bramwell ^ a b c The Royal Society (12 June 1873). "Bramwell; Sir; Frederick Joseph (1818 - 1903)". Fellows. London: Royal Society. Retrieved 2008-09-22. "Election Date: 12/06/1873" [dead link] ^ Watson, Garth (1988). The Civils. London: Thomas Telford Ltd. p. 251. ISBN 0-727-70392-7.  ^ 1881 England census Class: RG11; Piece: 22; Folio: 67; Page: 61; Line:  ; GSU roll: 1341005. This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia. Professional and academic associations Preceded by Carl Wilhelm Siemens President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1874–1875 Succeeded by Thomas Hawksley Preceded by Joseph Bazalgette President of the Institution of Civil Engineers December 1884 – May 1886 Succeeded by Edward Woods Preceded by ? President of the British Association 1888 Succeeded by ? Persondata Name Bramwell, Frederick Alternative names Short description Date of birth 17 March 1818 Place of birth Date of death 30 November 1903 Place of death This article about an engineer, inventor or industrial designer from the United Kingdom or its predecessor states is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v • d • e