Person record: HILL, W.R. (1831-1901)
|Basic biographical summary of this person
|Full name||William Robert HILL|
Portrait photo from OMLJ, December 1897
|Relevance of this person||slide painter and proprietor of slide making business |
|Main period of activity||1890s|
|Relationships to other people||employee 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 1831||born at||St Pancras, London, England|
|1851-1865||resident||66 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE, England|
|30 March 1851||19||census record||1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1571.91.6|
– occupation “Artist in Glass”
|16 August 1860||29||marriage||England and Wales index of marriages|
– occupation “Artist”; marriage to Ellen Ann Bourlet, at St Pancras Church, London (she died 1865)
|7 April 1861||29||census record||1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/352.133.10|
– occupation “Artist”
|1860s-1866||~34||partner||Childe and Hill|
|17 October 1867||36||marriage||England 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)
|1871-1881||resident||15 Ennis Road, Hornsey, London N, England|
|2 April 1871||39||census record||1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1335.98.30|
– occupation “Artist in Views for Dissolving Apparatus”
|3 April 1881||49||census record||1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1376.33.60|
– occupation “Artist”
|1890s||~58||partner||W.R. Hill and Son|
|1891-1896||resident||13 Beversbrook Road, Islington, London N, England|
|5 April 1891||59||census record||1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/143.27.16|
– occupation “Painter of Dissolving Views”
|2 October 1901||70||died at||London, England|
|Texts linked to this person||Articles (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. 6002910||Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016|
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