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The Zifta Barrage and Subsidiary Works

By Frederick Arthur Hurley

1904

Institution of Civil Engineers : London

8.5" by 5.5"

16pp, [2]

 

 

 

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A fascinating piece of engineering history, regarding the Zifta Barrage on the Nile River which was completed as a part of the delta barrage scheme undertaken during the British occupation of Egypt.

This report has some interesting provenance as it is from the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his inscription to the front wrap. This report was written by Frederick Arthur Hurley. Hurley passed out of the Royal Indian Engineering College with a Fellowship and then received an appointment in the Egyptian irrigation services. He was in charge of this Zifta Barrage under Sir Hanbury Brown. His obituary can be found in the minutes of the proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 201, Issue 1916 part I. Hurley's report on the Zifta Barrage was published in this pamphlet format from the 'Excerpt Minutes of Proceedings of the Institutions of Civil Engineers Vol clvi Session 1903-1904 Part II. Edited by J H T Tudsbery'. Hurley explains the Zifta Barrage to this work, and also other progressions with the diversion dams on the Nile. The Zifta Barrage is nearly halfway along the Damietta branch of the deltaic Nile was added to a previous system of irrigation dams in 1901. Illustrated, with two folding plates to the rear. A fascinating piece of history from the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan condominium.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original wraps. Externally, smart with some light shelfwear to the extremities. Prior owner's inscription to the front wrap, F Newhouse, Twickenham. Slight sunning to the spine of pamphlet. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd handling mark.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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