OBITUARY. WALTER HALSTED CORTIS STANFORD, 1840-1889

1889 Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers  
Sharpej of the Perpignan and Prades Railway, and during that time made the surveys for several branch mineral lines. While in the Pyrennean district, Mr. Shnford endeared himself greatly to a large number of young Frenchmen and becanle very proficient . in their language. Unfortunately, he there had his first attack of rheumatic fever, no doubt initiating the heart weakness which ultimately caused his death. In 1867 ancl the two following years Mr. Stanford acted as one of the Belgian Public
more » ... ks Company's Engineers on the Assainisse-7)lent de la Xenne works in Brussels, having charge of the outfall sewer and all other works outside the city. As usual he made many friends, among others the eminent Belgian artists, Dillen and Schonflere, the latter of whom painted an admirable portrait of him. Mr. Stanford was in Brussels during the year 1866, when the English T'olunteers paid so successful a visit to that city, and when his cousin, Captain Alfred Cortis, one of the most noted English riflemen, won the King's prize. On that occasion he was most useful as interpreter, and in many other ways, to the large contingent of volunteer officers who were in the Belgian capital. Although he TT"S too much engrossed with his professional work to give any time to practice, Mr. Stanford won the first prize a t Aachen in the following year against all corners, volunteers included. I n 1870, Mr. Stanford returned to London and joined the firm of Lawson ancl Mansergh, of Westminster. After Mr. Lamson's death in 18i.3, he acted as chief assistant in that office, and in that Downloaded by [] on [12/09/16].
doi:10.1680/imotp.1889.20780 fatcat:ornsotb2cve6thj2akca7veczi