Person icon Person: Redgrave, G R (1844-1941)

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Type of entity: Person

Name: Redgrave, G R

Date of birth: 1844

Date of death: 1941

Source of information: Special Collections

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Gilbert Redgrave was born in London in 1844, son of the painter Richard Redgrave. He was educated at Chester Training College, King’s College London and then the schools of the Royal Academy. He trained as an architectural draughtsman, worked with Scott on the Royal Albert Hall and was involved in a number of other projects. He was architectural adviser to the Royal Commissioners for the Paris Exhibition of 1878. From 1884, he worked as an inspector of schools, rising to become chief senior inspector for technical schools, and then, in 1900, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Education. Redgrave edited his father’s writings and addresses and also wrote a number of books about art history.

However Redgrave is most remembered for his interest in bibliography. He served as president of the Bibliographical Society for 1907-1908 and subsequently as vice-president. It was through the Society that he became involved in a project to produce an authoritative list and brief description (or “short title catalogue”) of all English books published before 1640. This eventually came out in 1926 and is often referred to by the names of its two principal authors: Pollard and Redgrave.

Redgrave died at Abinger Common near Dorking, Surrey, in 1941.

In our catalogue (as creator or owner)

BC Bibliography 1/POL: A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 Print Item: BC Bibliography 1/POL: A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640

BC Bibliography 3/BIB: Erhard Ratdolt and his work at Venice : a paper read before the Bibliographical Society, November 20, 1893 Print Item: BC Bibliography 3/BIB: Erhard Ratdolt and his work at Venice : a paper read before the Bibliographical Society, November 20, 1893

BC Gen2/RED: Manual of design : compiled from the writings and address of Richard Redgrave, R.A Print Item: BC Gen2/RED: Manual of design : compiled from the writings and address of Richard Redgrave, R.A

BC Incunabula/ALB: [Flores astrologiae] Print Item: BC Incunabula/ALB: [Flores astrologiae]

Ripon Cathedral Library VI.G.18: A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 Print Item: Ripon Cathedral Library VI.G.18: A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640

Stephen Chaplin Collection/RED: Manual of design : compiled from the writings and address of Richard Redgrave, R.A Print Item: Stephen Chaplin Collection/RED: Manual of design : compiled from the writings and address of Richard Redgrave, R.A


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