John Hawkshaw: Navigation Report to the Egyptian Government

Scope and Content

Navigation report to the Egyptian government regarding the first cataract on the Nile, with four coloured plans.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hawkshaw, F.R.S, was contacted towards the end of 1864 by Mr Larking, the London agent of the Egyptian government, to seek his advice regarding means of improving navigation in the passage of the Nile through the first cataract situated above the town of Aswan, Upper Egypt. Hawkshaw sent a party to survey the area in order to allow him to formulate a plan for the Egyptian government. The John Hawkshaw in question is possibly the civil engineer who lived 1811-1891.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by T. Jesson, 1920.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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