Book of recollections of Edward Bury, by his widow, Priscilla Bury. Titled ‘Recollections of Edward Bury Fellow of the Royal Society, Member of the institute of Civil Engineers, Member of the Smeatonian Society, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Fellow of the Royal Historic Society by his widow’. Includes a photograph of Edward Bury. Volume is signed by [?] Bury, presumably the author. The book was privately published by John Garnett of Windermere, 1860.
Engineer Edward Bury (1794-1858) supplied many of the first engines used on the Liverpool and Manchester and on the London and Birmingham Railways, and his important paper ‘On the locomotive engines of the London and Birmingham Railway’ appeared in the Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers (17 March 1840). Bury was in charge of the locomotive department of the London and Birmingham Railway and managed the whole stock of the Great Northern Railway.
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