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Personal papers of D G McGarey

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Personal papers of D G McGarey: correspondence 1931-1989, Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses (PIANC) 1967-1989, British Transport Docks Board 1963-1973, documents related to Peter Fraenkel 1972-1982, official court and public enquiries 1971-1975, newspaper cuttings 1954-1971, personal documents 1929-1981, images and photographs 1932-1976, early career 1933-1966, engineering institutions 1938-1993, maps 1900-1979, engineering and industrial-related documents 1934-1972.

Date

1792-1993

Reference code

BW186

Administrative /‚Äč Biographical history

Donald Graham McGarey was a civil engineer who worked primarily at docks and ports. He was born in 1911 and educated in Southampton before going on to study at the university college there, although he took the external Univeristy of London exams. His first job as an engineer was on the Picadilly line extension from Finsbury Park to Cockfosters. He continued working in engineering eventually becoming chief engineer at the British Transport Docks Board, and before retiring he consulted for Peter Fraenkel and partners. He was heavily involved with the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses and was able to travel widely during his working career. He married Grace and had two daughters by her. D G McGarey donated some documents to the Waterways Archive before he died and mnay others were passed on to the archive by his daughter.

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