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Gilbert Richard Redgrave

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Gilbert Richard Redgrave (1844- )

1922 Assoc.Inst. C.E., Civil Engineer, Thrift wood, Silverdale, Sydenham, London, S.E.26. T. N.: Sydenham 2056. b. 1844; only s. of Richard Redgrave, C.B., R.A.; m. first, Emma, d. of G. Attenborough (1874 ), secondly, Winifred Amy, d. of W. F. Watt (19r5). Ed. Chester Training College; Dresden Realschule; King's College, London; South Kensington National Art Training Schools, and Schools of Royal Academy, etc. Till 1871, engaged under Major-General Scott, C.B., R.E., on designs for Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington; in partnership with General Scott as Engineer of Tunstall Sewage Works, Stoke-on-Trent Sewage Works, and many schemes for sewage disposal; Secretary, 1881-4, of the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction; Inspector of Schools under the Department of Science and Art, 1884; Chief Senior Inspector of Technical Schools under the Board of Education, 1897; Assistant Secretary of the Board of Education for Technology, 9-)0; writer on engineering subjects for "The Times" and other papers. Chief Works: English buildings at Paris International Exhibition, 1878; block of artisans' dwellings in Great Eastern Street, London. Architect to the Royal Commissioners of the Paris Exhibition of 1878; President of the Bibliographical Society of London, 1908; Officier of the Legion of Honour, 1878; juror, St. Louis Exhibition, 1904. Publications: "David Cox and Peter Dewint" (1891); "Water Colour Painting in England " (1892); "Calcareous Cements, Their Nature and Uses " (189); "Erhard Ratdolt and his Work at Venice " (1894). Member of Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall. War Services.—Employed under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for the Committee on Deterioration of Materials Exposed to Sea Action, 1917-9.

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