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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 01:35:41 +0100
In-Reply-To: <002201c1e668$206d3620$8b957ad5@tmijw01>

In message <002201c1e668$206d3620$>, Vanessa Williams
<> writes
>Hi Folk,
>Does anyone know where someone would likely be studying to become an Architect
>or an Engineer in London around 1840 ?
Architect: Giles Gilbert Scott, later very famnous indeed, was sent up
to London to be articled to a firm there, where he learnt his trade for
seven years.
Enegineers probably learnt on the job in the same way - there were few
technical schools (except night Mechanics' Institutes) and the
Department of Art and Science at Kensington was fledgling then, with no
resident students.

Eve McLaughlin

Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society

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