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William Humber (1821-1881)
1857 of 28 Laurence Pountney Lane, London.
1881 Obituary 
. . . the author of several well-known works on engineering subjects,including 'Cast and Wrought-Iron Bridges,' the 'Record of Modern Engineering,' and 'Water Supply,' was born in 1821. . . 1847, when he became one of the staff of the late Thomas Brassey, with whom he remained for five years.
In 1852 he commenced practice on his own account, and was engaged in surveying lines of railway . . .