|Basic biographical summary of this person
|Full name||Alfred WATKINS|
|Relevance of this person||author of lectures used with slide sets; contributor to OMLJ, 1889-91 |
|Main period of activity||1880s-90s|
|27 January 1855||born at||Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|1881||resident||Bewell House, Bewell Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|3 April 1881||26||census record||1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/2594.23.40|
– occupation “Mill Manager”
|1889||resident||Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|1890-1920||resident||The Croft, Hampton Park, Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|1890-1900s||~34||owner/proprietor||Watkins Meter Company|
|5 April 1891||36||census record||1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/2059.72.33|
– occupation “Miller and Brewer”
|31 March 1901||46||census record||1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2482.51.46|
– occupation “Miller, Corn Merchant, Photographic Apparatus Maker”
|2 April 1911||56||census record||1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/15713.111|
– occupation “Flour Miller”
|1920-1935||resident||5 Harley Court, Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|7 April 1935||80||died at||Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|30 August 1935||archive entry||National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.307|
|Slide sets linked to this person||photographer: Bees and bee-keeping (lecture: York & Son, 30 slides, 1894)|
|Texts linked to this person||Articles (3)|
Alfred Watkins, Outdoor lantern illustration in OMLJ 3.40 (September 1892)
Alfred Watkins, A portable screen for small rooms in OMLJ 2.30 (November 1891)
Alfred Watkins, To obtain the best light from oil lamps in OMLJ 2.20 (January 1891)
Published correspondence (2)
F.W. Hart, George B. Courtenay and Alfred Watkins, Correspondence in OMLJ 1.4 (September 1889) – 'Lantern diagrams'
Elliott and Son, J.H. Steward, Thomas Fletcher, ‘ Lanternist’, Alfred Watkins, ‘ Expert’, ‘ J.S.L.’, A.B. Spawforth and ‘ Light, More Light’, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.46 (March 1893) – 'Piracy of slides'
Alfred Watkins, Bees and bee-keeping (London: York & Son, c.1894)
|Lucerna ID no. 6002048||Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016|
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