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Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor

Ian Adams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 744 words.

Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor, was born on 22 April 1745 in Jedburgh, the younger son and younger child of John Ainslie, druggist in Jedburgh, writer to the...

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Bald, William (1789/90–1857), surveyor and civil engineer

J. H. Andrews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 635 words.

Bald, William (1789/90–1857), surveyor and civil engineer, was born in Burntisland, Fife, and educated at Burntisland and in Edinburgh before becoming apprenticed to the eminent Scottish...

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Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman

L. Alan Eyre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Business and Management. 1738 words.

Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman, was born on 2 June 1857 in Highholborn Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest legitimate son of William Barnes (1832–1891)...

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Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer

G. V. Benson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Architecture. 433 words.

Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer, was born at Collooney, co. Sligo, the only son of John Benson. He attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural...

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Cresy, Edward (1792–1858), architect and civil engineer

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Architecture. 1023 words.

Cresy, Edward (1792–1858), architect and civil engineer, was born on 7 May 1792 at Dartford, Kent, the only child of Edward Cresy (bap. 1764, d. 1838), a prosperous builder, and his wife,...

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Denton, John Bailey (1814–1893), surveyor and civil engineer

A. D. M. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 883 words.

Denton, John Bailey (1814–1893), surveyor and civil engineer, was born on 26 November 1814, the second son of Samuel Denton, a solicitor of Gray's Inn, London, and his wife, Helena...

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Does form follow function?

David Blockley.

in Structural Engineering

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture; Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 5134 words.

In c.15 bc, the Roman Vitruvius stated that a good building should satisfy three requirements: durability, utility, and beauty. ‘Does form follow function?’ examines utility and beauty. It...

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Everything has structure

David Blockley.

in Structural Engineering

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture; Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 5199 words.

‘Everything has structure’ considers the fundamental nature and role of structure and the relationship of structural engineering with other engineering disciplines and with architecture....

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Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent

David Killingray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1110 words.

Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent, was born on 14 July 1864 at Anomabu, in the British west African colony of the Gold Coast, the surviving twin son of Robert...

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Freeman, Thomas

Joseph A. Stout.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Maps and Map-making; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1046 words.

Freeman, Thomas (?–08 November 1821), surveyor, civil engineer, and explorer, was born in Ireland and immigrated in 1784 to America. Nothing is known of his parents, early life, or formal...

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