Person record: WEEKS, Frank F.  (1845-1914)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameFrancis Frederick Morgan WEEKS
Relevance of this personillustrator of lantern slides; contributor to OMLJ 
Main period of activity1890s
NotesAlso used the name Francis Frederick Theophilus Weeks, regularly changed his age cited in Census records, and was convicted of bigamy and other crimes in 1898. Some sources (including 1901 Census) spell his surname 'Weekes', but the correct spelling appears to be with no final 'e'. 
2 March 1845born atStepney, London, England
1871resident104 Back Church Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E, England
2 April 187126census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/533.64.16
1881resident40 Watney Street, Commercial Road, London E, England
3 April 188136census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/455.60.21
1891-1893resident21 Thorpe Road, Forest Gate, London E, England
1891resident14 Thorpe Road, Forest Gate, London E, England
1891~45owner/proprietorFrank Weeks
1891-1892~45memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 189146census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1351.51.39
1897resident263 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, England
June 189853archive entryProceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, t18980620-448
– prosecution for rape, June 1898
1901residentDartmoor Prison, Princetown, Devon, England
31 March 190156census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2118.85.14
1914resident129 Alverstone Road, Manor Park, London E, England
6 November 191469died atLondon, England
1915archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1915 p.219
Slide sets linked to this personillustrator: Ben Hur: a tale of the Christ (story: Riley Brothers, 72 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Excelsior! (song: Riley Brothers, 10 slides, 1893)
illustrator: The Hoosier schoolmaster (story: Riley Brothers, 50 slides, 1896)
illustrator: The fugitive slaves (lecture: W.C. Hughes, 15 slides, n.d.)
illustrator: Crab-catching extraordinary (story: W.C. Hughes, 5 slides, n.d.)
illustrator: Jap the butcher (story: W.C. Hughes, 6 slides, n.d.)
Texts linked to this personArticles (1)

Frank F. Weeks, A wrinkle for the lantern slide trade in OMLJ 3.36 (May 1892)

Published correspondence (1)

Frank F. Weeks, ‘ Frightened’, ‘ An Ex-Member’ and ‘ Knowledge is power’, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.63 (August 1894)  –  'Re. Weeks' patent method of making slides'

Others (1)

Frank F. Weeks, Curtain design in OMLJ 4.54 (November 1893)

(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 320

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 320

* David Henry, Ben-Hur: Francis Fredric Theophilus Weeks and Patent No. 8615 of 1894 in NMLJ 5.1 (January 1987)

Editorial table in OMLJ 6.74 (July 1895)
  –  new slides of 'Ben Hur'

Editorial table in OMLJ 8.97 (June 1897)
  –  issuing Diamond Jubilee slide

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 11 (1 December 1891), p. 216
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

David Henry, The new Editor's editorial in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 1

Notes in OMLJ 9.110 (July 1898)
  –  sentenced to seven years imprisonment

The optical magic lantern journal: volume 4 number 54 (November 1893), p. 178

Lucerna ID no. 6002404Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016