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Organisation: Royal Polytechnic Institution, educational organisation

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
Royal Polytechnic Institution
Short name
Royal Polytechnic Institution
Main area of activity
educational organisation
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
1830s-80s, England
Related organisations

business taken over by Polytechnic Institution, 1881

Known location
Known date(s)
business address
People linked to this organisation

CROFT, Dr Robert  (1826-1882) – director, 1870s

DARKER, Charles  (c.1841-1900) – employee, dates unknown

GREEN, E.T.  (fl. 1890s) – employee, dates unknown

MALDEN, B.J., F.R.G.S.  (1838-1933) – employee, 1870

MAY, William R.  (1835-1895) – employee, dates unknown

PEPPER, Professor J.H.  (1821-1900) – director, 1850-1860

STONE, John  (fl. 1860s-80s) – employee, 1864-1881

WILKIE, Edmund H.  (1857-1935) – employee, 1877-1880s

John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 4
T.C. Hepworth and J.H. Pepper (comp. Tony Dugdale), ‘A brief history of the lantern’ in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 5
Tony Dugdale, ‘Introduction and editorial’ in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 1
Edmund H. Wilkie, ‘'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?)’ in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)
Martin Gilbert, ‘Lurley and Lurline at the Poly’ in Magic Lantern 37 (December 2023)
‘Old Polytechnic slides’ in OMLJ 5.59 (April 1894)
David Robinson, ‘Polytechnic redivivus’ in NMLJ 8.1 (October 1996)
Edmund H. Wilkie, ‘Professor Pepper: a memoir’ in OMLJ 11.133 (June 1900)
  –  J.H. Pepper's involvement with
Maurice Butler, ‘Recollections of an old time lanternist’ in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 6
Hermann Hecht, ‘Some English magic lantern patents’ in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 2
Lucerna ID 1000883

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