WILME, BENJAMIN PICKEVER
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Engineer, surveyor and author, of Dublin and London, active from the 1830s until circa 1860. Benjamin Wilme, who according to the English census of 1841 was born in Ireland circa 1816, was admitted to the Dublin Society's schools of Architecture and Landscape & Ornament in 1833, winning prizes in 1834 and 1835.(1) By 1841 he had moved to London, where he practised as a civil engineer and surveyor.(2) The English census of 1841 records him as a single engineer living in Addington Street, Lambeth but he does not appear in the subsequent censuses. He was the author of A Manual of Writing and Printing Characters (1845)(3) and A Hand-Book for Mapping, Engineering, and Architectural Drawing (1846; 2nd edition, 1863).
RIA: elected member, 1845.
(1) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 101.
(2) See Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 559.
(3) See http://www.bl.uk/collections/early/victorian/lithogra/lithog6.html (2008).
|Wilme, Benjamin Pickever||A Manual of Writing and Printing Characters||1845||London: John Weale. 1845 (see http://www.bl.uk/collections/early/victorian/lithogra/lithog6.html)|
|Wilme, Benjamin Pickever||A Hand-Book for Mapping, Engineering, and Architectural Drawing||1846||London (published by himself), 1846.|
|Wilme, Benjamin Pickever||A Hand-Book for Mapping, Engineering, and Architectural Drawing||1846||London: John Weale, 1846; 2nd edition, 1863.|