MULVANY, THOMAS JOHN
- Born: 1821 Died: 1892
Engineer. Thomas John Mulvany was born in Dublin in 1821, the youngest of the seven children of the painter Thomas James Mulvany and a younger brother of WILLIAM THOMAS MULVANY and JOHN SKIPTON MULVANY . In 1839 he joined the staff of his brother William as an assistant engineer under the Shannon Commission. Following the outbreak of the famine in 1845 he became a drainage engineer under the Board of Works and was placed in charge of drainage projects in Cos. Cavan, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath. He resigned this position in 1855 and went to Germany, where he became a partner in his brother William's mining enterprises in the Ruhr. In 1878 he emigrated with his family to New Zealand, where he died in July 1892.
ICEI: member by 1848;(1) reads various papers, 1848-49 (see BIBLIOGRAPHY ).
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from James C.I. Dooge, 'Manning and Mulvany: river improvement in 19th century Ireland', in G. Garbrecht, ed., Hydraulics and Hydraulic Resarch (Rotterdam/Boston, 1987), 173-183.
(1) TICEI 3 (1849), list of members.
|Dooge, James C.i.||'Manning and Mulvany: river improvement in 19th century Ireland'||1987||Article in G. Garbrecht, ed., Hydraulics and Hydraulic Research. A Historical Review (Rotterdam, 1987), 173-183.|
|Mulvany, Thomas John||'On the drainage of the Mantua Turloughs in theCounty of Roscommon, and the formation for that purpose of a deep cut through Kinclare Bog'||1849||TICEI 3 (1848-49), 34-56.|
|Mulvany, Thomas John||'On the use of screw pumps for unwatering works'||1851||TICEI 4, Pt. 2 (1851), 33-34.|
|Mulvany, Thomas John||'On the use of self-registering rain and flood gauges in making observations of the relations of rainfall and of flood discharges in a catchment'||1851||TICEI 4, Pt. 2 (1851), 18-33.|