S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Woodford, Mr Edwin Brier (mining engineering)

Born: Date not known, United States of America.
Died: 1923, Place not known.

Edwin B. Woodford, an American mining engineer, came to the Witwatersrand soon after the discovery of gold in 1886. In 1888 he was appointed as the first State Mining Engineer of the South African Republic (Transvaal), a post he held until 1891. Later he became interested in gold mines in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and in the Otto's Kopje diamond mine. After the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) he settled in London.


List of sources:
Green, E., Ploeger, J. & Wood, V.C. USA and RSA in historical perspective. Lantern, June 1983 (special edition), pp. 1-160 (see p. 93).

Rosenthal, E. Southern African dictionary of national biography. London: F. Warne, 1966.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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