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Discharges of the White Nile and Nene

By R F Wileman; H W Clark

1946

The Institution of Civil Engineers : London

9" by 6"

267-718pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

An excerpt from the April 1946 journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers regarding irrigation and discharges of the White Nile and Nene. A fascinating piece of history from the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan condominium with interesting provenance.

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. A letter from the author is inserted to the rear, see further details below. This paper has been taken from the wider journal and bound individually in brown paper wraps. It is paper no. 5528 read on 19.2.46 and is from the I.C.E journal no 6 of 1945/6, April 1946. The Institution was the first professional engineering body and was formed during the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries. The ICE have issued numerous works over the years. With several in-text diagrams, photographs and a folding plate. There is a pocket to the rear wrap which has several letters inserted. The first letter is from Newhouse to the Institution of Civil Engineers regarding the comments and figures of one J W Burns. Burns made comments regarding this paper at an I.C.E meeting and Newhouse believes the words to be 'full of mis-statements of fact', which acquire a certain authority by being printed in the proceedings of the I.C.E.' Newhouse had written this letter as Burns' comments are printed to the rear of this work. The I.C.E responded to Newhouse's letter saying that it is not practice 'to accept a contribution to the written discussion upon a paper from a speaker who has already contributed to the oral discussion at a meeting'. Newhouse's prior comments are also published to this same section. The Secretary of the I.C.E suggests that the authors of this work should reply to Mr Burns' comments. The next letter is from Newhouse to the author of this report, R H Wileman whereby he mentions the statements made by Burns that are 'not tenable'. The final letter to this collection is from Wileman to Newhouse, thanking him for his correspondence and noting that he shall ensure a correction is printed. Wileman confesses to Newhouse that 'I was so bored by Burns' mass of figures at the meeting that I did not even trouble to examine the proof of his oral contribution...'. Pages 306-end have printed discussion regarding this report by Wileman and Clark, and Newhouse makes several contributions that are printed. Next to the portion of J W Burns' comments, Newhouse has repeatedly written 'Wrong' to the margin. This work compares the discharges of River Basins in Sudan and Britain. Clark and Wileman use the White Nile and the Nene as examples. A detailed report regarding irrigation.

CONDITION

In brown paper wraps. Externally, smart. A few handling marks to wraps, which have tape to the edges of the rear wrap. Prior owner's inscription to the front wrap, F Newhouse. Internally, generally firmly bound. Two leaves are detached but present. Tape to the first leaf from the home-made paper wrap binding. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Good

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