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Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Sir) Henry Tanner
Designation: Architect
Born: 1849
Died: 2 September 1935
Bio Notes: Sir Henry Tanner was born in 1849 and was trained in the office of Anthony Salvin. He worked in H M Office of Works, London as assistant surveyor from 1871 to 1876, moving in the latter year to the office of Sir John Taylor. He returned to the Office of Works in 1881 as Surveyor to the Northern District, and succeeded James Williams as Surveyor in London in 1883. He was subsequently elevated to principal architect in 1884 and to chief architect in 1898. He was the father of Henry Tanner (1876-1947), with whom he worked in partnership after leaving the Office of Works in 1913. He died on 2 September 1935.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18711876Assistant SurveyorIn London office
Item 2 of 5(Sir) John Taylor18761881Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18811883SurveyorAs Surveyor for the Northern District
Item 4 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18831884SurveyorIn London office, as Surveyor for London
Item 5 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18841913Chief ArchitectIn London office: Principal Architect from 1884 to 1898, Chief Architect thereafter

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)c. 18981904Principal Architect 
Item 2 of 3Hubert Edwin Furse1929 Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Brown19351951Senior Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 8Colvin Tyler Armstrong5 December 1910for Associateship
Item 2 of 8Archibald Bulloch3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 3 of 8George Farquhar20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 8Alexander Clark Meston24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 8William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 6 of 8George Reavell1916For Fellowship
Item 7 of 8Walter Wood Robertson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 8 of 8Cecil John William Simpson20 March 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1890Abingdon Post OfficeAbingdon BerkshireEngland 
Item 2 of 4c. 1890General Post Office Building, Newgate Street  LondonEnglandExtension
Item 3 of 4Before 1892County CourtOldham LancashireEngland 
Item 4 of 4Before 1951HouseArdnamurchan ArgyllScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalMarch 1947v54London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp287 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Brown: F no4699 (Combined box 30)

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