Person record: WATKINS, Alfred  (1855-1935)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameAlfred WATKINS
Relevance of this personauthor of lectures used with slide sets; contributor to OMLJ, 1889-91 
Main period of activity1880s-90s
27 January 1855born atHereford, Herefordshire, England
1881residentBewell House, Bewell Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, England
3 April 188126census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/2594.23.40
– occupation “Mill Manager”
1889residentHereford, Herefordshire, England
1890-1920residentThe Croft, Hampton Park, Hereford, Herefordshire, England
1890-1900~34owner/proprietorWatkins Meter Company
5 April 189136census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/2059.72.33
– occupation “Miller and Brewer”
31 March 190146census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2482.51.46
– occupation “Miller, Corn Merchant, Photographic Apparatus Maker”
2 April 191156census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/15713.111
– occupation “Flour Miller”
1920-1935resident5 Harley Court, Hereford, Herefordshire, England
7 April 193580died atHereford, Herefordshire, England
30 August 1935archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.307
Slide sets linked to this personphotographer: Bees and bee-keeping (lecture: York & Son, 30 slides, 1894)
Texts linked to this personArticles (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'

Lectures (1)

Alfred Watkins, Bees and bee-keeping (London: York & Son, c.1894)

Lucerna ID no. 6002048Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016