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Herbert Arnand Taylor

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Herbert Arnand Taylor (1841-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

HERBERT ARNAND TAYLOR, born at Blackheath on the 3rd August, 1841, died at Kensington on the 23rd December, 1915.

He took a prominent part in the development of cable communication, and was identified, through his firm, with many of the most important undertakings.

Trained for the Army, he served several years in the Royal Engineers, and joined the late Mr. Latimer Clark, M. Inst. C.E., in 1867, becoming a partner in 1872. He was associated with the making and laying of several Atlantic cables, and recently of the Pacific cable, and acted in a consultative capacity for the Pacific Cable Board, the Eastern, Commercial, Anglo-American, Western Union and many other cable companies, as well as for several foreign Governments.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 7th December, 1869, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 14th February, 1882.

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