Ref NoPER/40
Alt Ref NoIMS/193, 194, 195
TitleClement Edwin Stretton
DescriptionStretton was a prolific writer (often in "The Engineer") who wrote a popular book on locomotive history. Originally a civil engineer, having been articled as an apprentice, his passion was the railways and he was a consulting engineer. From 1878-1879 he was Lord Mayor of Leicester.

Contains, items by and collected by Stretton, mainly on the Leicester and Swannington Railway, with copies of his articles and some items. Parts of the collection was put on display at the Chicago Exhibition, 1893. Also, a letter to Institution of Mechanical Engineers Secretary, Edgar Worthington presenting the items, 8 Feb 1901.

Note: Stretton's historical works are largely considered to be less than reliable.
Extent1 file; 1 vol(s); 14 items
Physical DescriptionPrinted, mounted on cartridge paper, bound in green buckram boards; photographic prints; ink on paper
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson/Organisation NameDates
NA135Stretton; Clement Edwin (1849-1915); civil engineer and railway author1849-1915
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