The Times/1894/Obituary/Wyatt Papworth

Obituary: Wyatt Papworth  (1894) 

Source: Obituary. The Times, Tuesday, Aug 21, 1894; Issue 34348; pg. 3; col G

Mr. Wyatt Papworth, F.R.I.B.A., curator of Sir John Soane's Museum. died at the museum on Sunday last. Mr. Papworth was distinguished for his literary work in connexion with architecture, especially in his contributions to the Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects, among which those "On the Superintendents of English Buildings in the Middle Ages, with especial reference to William of Wykeham," and "Collections for an Historical Account of Masons, their Customs, Institutions, &c.," are of historical importance. He was also a constant contributor to Notes and Queries. To his labours the architectural profession is indebted for the production of "The Dictionary of Architecture" (Architectural Publication Society), recently completed in eight volumes folio, begun in 1852 on the lines of notes and collections of himself and his late brother Mr. J. W. Papworth, and, until its completion in 1892, carried out under his sole editorship. Mr. Papworth, as a member of the Court and Master and Past Master of the Clothworker's Company, took a leading part in the promotion of technical education and in the City and Guilds Institute.

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