Person record: WILKIE, Edmund H.  (1857-1935)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameEdmund Henry WILKIEEdmund Wilkie in 1897
Portrait photograph from OMLJ, September 1897
Gendermale
Relevance of this person

lantern lecturer, exhibitor, writer and historian

 
Main period of activity1890s-1910s
Notes

The Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern says he was born c.1844, but his birth was registered q2 of 1857 at Bethnal Green, London.

 
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
16 April 1857born atMile End, London, England
1871resident201 Tottenham Court Road, London, England
2 April 187113census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/348.4.1
– occupation “Scholar”
1877-1880s~19employeeRoyal Polytechnic Institution
1881-1884resident4 Pemberton Terrace, Islington, London, England
3 April 188123census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/247.6.6
– occupation “Clerk”
1 July 188427marriageEngland and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Clerk”; marriage to Jessie Elm Hunter, at St John's Church Holloway, London
1890-1912resident114 Maygrove Road, West Hampstead, London NW, England
5 April 189133census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/111.58.48
– occupation “Living on his own means”
1890s~41owner/proprietorEdmund H. Wilkie
31 March 190143census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/128.134.17
– occupation “Dealer in Scientific Instruments”
2 April 191153census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/00633
– occupation “Private Means”
1914-1935resident70 Dyne Road, Brondesbury, London, England
11 February 193577died atLondon, England
27 March 1935archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.433
Texts linked to this personArticles (38)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Chemistry for Christmas in OMLJ 7.91 (December 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The decadence of lantern slides in OMLJ 13.157 (April 1903)

Edmund H. Wilkie, 'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?) in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. I in OMLJ 5.64 (September 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. II in OMLJ 5.65 (October 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. III in OMLJ 5.66 (November 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. IV in OMLJ 5.67 (December 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. V in OMLJ 6.68 (January 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VI in OMLJ 6.69 (February 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VII in OMLJ 6.70 (March 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VIII in OMLJ 6.71 (April 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, On the invention of dissolving views in OMLJ 4.47 (April 1893)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. I in OMLJ 9.112 (September 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. II in OMLJ 9.113 (October 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. III in OMLJ 9.114 (November 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. IV in OMLJ 9.115 (December 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. V in OMLJ 10.116 (January 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VI in OMLJ 10.117 (February 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VII in OMLJ 10.118 (March 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VIII in OMLJ 10.119 (April 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. IX in OMLJ 10.122 (July 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. X in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XI in OMLJ 10.125 (October 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XII in OMLJ 10.126 (November 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XIII in OMLJ 10.127 (December 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XIV in OMLJ 11.129 (February 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XV in OMLJ 11.131 (April 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern in Magic images (1990)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern in NMLJ 6.2 (January 1991)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- [I] in OMLJ 7.82 (March 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- II in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- III in OMLJ 7.84 (May 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- IV in OMLJ 7.85 (June 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- V in OMLJ 7.86 (July 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The Phantasmagoria: [I] in OMLJ 6.77 (October 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The Phantasmagoria: II in OMLJ 6.79 (December 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Professor Pepper: a memoir in OMLJ 11.133 (June 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The registration of effects: [part 1] in OMLJ 13.159 (June 1903)


Published correspondence (4)

John Green, Wilkinson & Co., William H. Trevor, Edmund H. Wilkie, W.H. Harrison and W.R. Hill, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.49 (June 1893)  –  'Invention of dissolving views'

C. Goodwin Norton, H.G. White, W. Stocks, H. Snowden Ward, ‘ Beginner’, George M. Howard, A.A. Wood and Edmund H. Wilkie, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.50 (July 1893)  –  'Who invented dissolving views?'

W. Miles Barnes, W.H. Harrison, Edmund H. Wilkie and Thomas Hammond, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.54 (November 1893)  –  'Who invented dissolving views?'

‘ R.K.D.’, ‘ F.R.G.S.’, Thomas Fletcher, ‘ Progress’, ‘ Expert’ and Edmund H. Wilkie, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.59 (April 1894)  –  'Registering lanterns'

References
(* = main subject)

* Jeremy Brooker, The temple of Minerva: magic and the magic lantern at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, 1837-1901 (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2013), pp. 145-151

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 324

* An interesting visit in OMLJ 13.153 (December 1902)

Edmund H. Wilkie, 'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?) in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)

Notes in OMLJ 9.113 (October 1898)
  –  recovery from illness

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. XI -- Mr Edmund H. Wilkie in OMLJ 8.100 (September 1897)

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