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Ancestry.com. UK, Electrical Engineer Membership Forms, 1871–1901 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Society of Telegraph Engineers (later, Institution of Electrical Engineers) Membership Application Forms, 1871–1901. Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, England.

About UK, Electrical Engineer Membership Forms, 1871–1901

The Institution of Engineering and Technology was founded in 1871 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers and later became the Institution of Electrical Engineers. In 2006 it joined with the Institution of Incorporated Engineers to become the IET. It is the professional home for life for engineers and technicians with over 150,000 members worldwide. The IET Library and Archives collections were awarded Designated status recognising their international importance in engineering history. The collections include books and journals, personal papers and corporate collections, photographs and films and rare books dating back to the fourteenth century. Access to the collections is provided through an enquiry service, website, talks and visits to the Archives Centre by appointment. For more information please contact archives@theiet.org.

The IET is one of Britain's oldest professional bodies, and records include members from England and throughout the Commonwealth, particularly from India and Australia. The records in this collection are diverse, but some of the details you may find include

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