Person record: ASKEW, W.D.  (1862-1918)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWilliam Dummett ASKEW
Relevance of this persontailor; occasional lantern operator; contributor to OMLJ, 1893 
Main period of activity1890s
1862born atTiverton, Devon, England
1891resident20 Barnstaple Street, South Molton, Devon, England
1891-1892~28memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 1891~29census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1771.44.3
– occupation “Tailor and Cutter”
1894resident26 Solon New Road, Clapham, London SW, England
1901-1911resident58 Argyle Road, Ealing, London W, England
31 March 1901~39census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1191.13.17
– occupation “Tailor's Cutter & Manager”
2 April 1911~49census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/6876.367
– occupation “Master Tailor”
1918~55died atLondon, England
Texts linked to this personArticles (1)

W.D. Askew, Cycling with a lantern in OMLJ 4.54 (November 1893)

Published correspondence (2)

‘ Henry’, E. Clinch, Frederic E. Ives, ‘ One Who Has Tried It’, W.D. Askew, Fuerst Brothers and ‘ Profundo Petro’, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.57 (February 1894)  –  'The Askew lantern box'

W.D. Askew, ‘ J.B.M.’, ‘ Ion’ and Newton & Co., Correspondence in OMLJ 5.60 (May 1894)  –  'Re. Askew lantern box'

(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 20

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 10 (1 November 1891), p. 201
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

Lucerna ID no. 6002734Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 May 2017

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