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Daniel Pinkney Hewett

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Daniel Pinkney Hewett (1818-1854)

1841 Daniel Pinkney Hewett of Westminster, studying to become a civil engineer, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1855 Obituary [2]

MR. DANIEL PINKNEY HEWETT, the second son of Mr. Henry Hewett, was born on the 15th of January, 1818, at Southsea, Hants, where he received his education, and was subsequently articled as a pupil to Mr. Owen, of Portsmouth, from whose office he engaged in 1839 under Messrs. Walker and Burges, with whom he continued until within a few months of his decease.

The knowledge of architecture acquired during his pupilage was appreciated by his employers, and as he assiduously applied himself to the study of engineering construction, he became an active and useful assistant, and was employed, with confidence, on many important works, in the execution of which he exhibited considerable ability, and promise of future excellence.

A severe attack of pleurisy, which suspended his ordinary labours, eventually, in spite of change of air and medical skill, induced consumption, and he expired at the residence of his Father, at Southsea, on the 28th of June, 1854, at the early age of thirty-six years, lamented by his family and generally regretted by all who knew him.

He was elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, in 1841, was a constant attendant at the meetings, contributed a paper, took part in the discussions, and was always ready to aid the objects of the Society.

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