John Stratton Hobbs ( 1813 - 1874)

John Stratton Hobbs (1813-1874)
Born in London 27 September 1813, the son of William Henry Hobbs, a ship broker of Globe Street, St. George in the East and his wife Eleanor. Worked as an engraver at Mile End and on the retirement of John Wilson Norie, Hobbs became supervisor of the Hydrographic department of the Norie firm, which was then run by Charles Wilson.  He was elected to the Royal Geographical Society 9 November 1846.

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