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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

Edward Cresy

1824–70

Surveyor and civil engineer. Son of Edward Cresy (1792–1858), the architect and civil engineer. Worked as an architectural draftsman in his father’s office as a young man. Assisted his father in preparing his Cyclopædia of civil engineering in 1845. Assistant surveyor under the commissioners of sewers, 1849; afterwards engineer. Principal assistant clerk at the Metropolitan Board of Works, 1859. Architect to the fire brigade, 1866. Founder member of the Geologists’ Association, 1858; president, 1864–5; vice-president, 1865–70.