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William Isaac Last (1857-1911), director of the [[London Science Museum|Science Museum]]
William Isaac Last (1857-1911), director of the [[London Science Museum|Science Museum]], mechanical engineer
 
1857 Born in Dorchester; educated as a mechanical engineer.
 
Initially apprenticed with [[Hayward Tyler and Co|Messrs. Haywood, Tyler and Company (sic)]]. For the first part of his career, he was involved in civil engineering and mechanical engineering activities in England and South Africa.
 
1890 appointed as Keeper of the Machinery and Inventions division of the South Kensington Museum.
 
1900 promoted to Senior Keeper, when the scientific part of the museum had been split into the Science Museum
 
1904 became Director of the museum
 
1911. Died
 
He was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
 


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the 7th August, 1911.  
the 7th August, 1911.  


Apprenticed with [[Hayward Tyler and Co|Messrs. Haywood, Tyler and Company]], he gained the Senior Whitworth Scholarship and
Apprenticed with [[Hayward Tyler and Co|Messrs. Haywood, Tyler and Company]], he gained the Senior Whitworth Scholarship and entered [[Joseph Whitworth and Co|Messrs. Whitworth’s]] works in 1878, subsequently serving as assistant on the [[Hull and Barnsley Railway]], and as works
entered [[Joseph Whitworth and Co|Messrs. Whitworth’s]] works in 1878, subsequently serving
as assistant on the [[Hull and Barnsley Railway]], and as works
manager with various mechanical engineering firms in this country
manager with various mechanical engineering firms in this country
and South Africa.  
and South Africa.  
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In 1890 he was appointed Keeper of the
In 1890 he was appointed Keeper of the
Machinery and Inventions Division at South Kensington Museum
Machinery and Inventions Division at South Kensington Museum
aqd Senior Keeper in 1900.  
and Senior Keeper in 1900.  


In 1904 he became Science Director
In 1904 he became Science Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, an office which he held until
of the Victoria and Albert Museum, an office which he held until
his death.
his death.


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== Sources of Information ==
== Sources of Information ==
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* Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Isaac_Last]


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Latest revision as of 17:33, 30 November 2016

William Isaac Last (1857-1911), director of the Science Museum, mechanical engineer

1857 Born in Dorchester; educated as a mechanical engineer.

Initially apprenticed with Messrs. Haywood, Tyler and Company (sic). For the first part of his career, he was involved in civil engineering and mechanical engineering activities in England and South Africa.

1890 appointed as Keeper of the Machinery and Inventions division of the South Kensington Museum.

1900 promoted to Senior Keeper, when the scientific part of the museum had been split into the Science Museum

1904 became Director of the museum

1911. Died

He was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.



1911 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM ISAAC LAST, born at Dorchester in 1857, died on the 7th August, 1911.

Apprenticed with Messrs. Haywood, Tyler and Company, he gained the Senior Whitworth Scholarship and entered Messrs. Whitworth’s works in 1878, subsequently serving as assistant on the Hull and Barnsley Railway, and as works manager with various mechanical engineering firms in this country and South Africa.

In 1890 he was appointed Keeper of the Machinery and Inventions Division at South Kensington Museum and Senior Keeper in 1900.

In 1904 he became Science Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, an office which he held until his death.

Mr. Last was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 6th April, 1886.


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