Person record: ACRES, Birt  (1854-1918)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameBirt ACRES
Relevance of this personinventor and cinematographer; contributor to OMLJ, 1895 
Main period of activity1890s
23 July 1854born atRichmond, Virginia, U.S.A.
1891resident131 Richmond Road, Hackney, London E, England
5 April 189136census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/195.45.14
– occupation “Photographer Manager”
1892-1895~37employeeElliott and Son
1895residentClovelly Cottage, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1897~42employeeNorthern Photographic Works
1898residentWrotham Cottage, Hadley Highstone, Hadley, Hertfordshire, England
1901residentHadley Highstone, Hadley, Hertfordshire, England
31 March 190146census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1231.26.43
– occupation “Mfr. of Photo-Films & Plates”
1902resident1 Warwick Villas, Hadley Highstone, Hadley, Hertfordshire, England
1911resident65 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
2 April 191156census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/10156.17
– occupation “Manager Celluloid Works”
27 December 191864died atWhitechapel, London, England
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (1)

Birt Acres and Andrew Pringle, Correspondence in OMLJ 6.74 (July 1895)  –  'Trade terms'

(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 8-9

Notes in OMLJ 7.88 (September 1896)
  –  showing cinematograph to Prince of Wales

Notes in OMLJ 8.103 (December 1897)
  –  managing Northern Photographic Works Co.

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. VII -- Mr Birt Acres in OMLJ 8.96 (May 1897)

‘ The Dreamer’, Topical notes in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)

David Henry, York & Son: part 1 in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 17

Lucerna ID no. 6003101Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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