Person record: HILL, W.R.  (1831-1901)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWilliam Robert HILLW.R. Hill in 1897
Portrait photo from OMLJ, December 1897
Relevance of this personslide painter and proprietor of slide making business 
Main period of activity1890s
Relationships to other peopleemployee of CHILDE, Henry Langdon  (1781-1874)
father of HILL, Frank W.  (1861-c.1896)
father of HILL, H.J.  (c.1873-6 1897)
11 August 1831born atSt Pancras, London, England
1851-1865resident66 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE, England
30 March 185119census record1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1571.91.6
– occupation “Artist in Glass”
16 August 186029marriageEngland and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Artist”; marriage to Ellen Ann Bourlet, at St Pancras Church, London (she died 1865)
7 April 186129census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/352.133.10
– occupation “Artist”
1860s-1866~34partnerChilde and Hill
17 October 186736marriageEngland and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Artist”; marriage to Julia Sophia Margitson (née Bourlet), at Islington Parish Church, London (his first wife's widowed sister)
1871-1881resident15 Ennis Road, Hornsey, London N, England
2 April 187139census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1335.98.30
– occupation “Artist in Views for Dissolving Apparatus”
3 April 188149census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1376.33.60
– occupation “Artist”
1890s~58partnerW.R. Hill and Son
1891-1896resident13 Beversbrook Road, Islington, London N, England
5 April 189159census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/143.27.16
– occupation “Painter of Dissolving Views”
2 October 190170died atLondon, England
Texts linked to this personArticles (1)

W.R. Hill, The original dissolve in OMLJ 3.43 (December 1892)

Published correspondence (4)

M. Lowe, F.P. Cembrano, Theobald & Co. and W.R. Hill, Correspondence in OMLJ 3.35 (April 1892)  –  'The introducers of dissolving views'

W.R. Hill, ‘ Suum Cuique’, John Green, ‘ Expert’, C. Goodwin Norton, W.I. Chadwick, James W. Garbutt, Arthur W. Johnson and ‘ A.B.C.’, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.48 (May 1893)  –  'Invention of dissolving views'

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'

W.R. Hill, William Jackson Pigott and W.J. McCulloch, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.53 (October 1893)  –  'Invention of dissolving views'

(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 136

* The late Mr W.R. Hill in OMLJ 12.146 (November 1901)

Notes in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)
  –  death of eldest son

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. XIV -- Mr W.R. Hill in OMLJ 8.103 (December 1897)

Lucerna ID no. 6002910Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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