Person record: MEDLAND, J. Brandon  (1846-1916)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJohn Brandon MEDLAND
Relevance of this personprofessional lantern operator; proprietor of slide supply business 
Main period of activity1870s-90s
NotesAdvertised regularly in OMLJ small ads under the name 'Optics'. In 1897 he was claiming to be a 'lanternist of 20 years' experience'. 
Relationships to other peoplepossibly same as J.B.M.  [pseudonym]
associated with BALL, Sir Robert  (1840-1913)
1846born atLambeth, London, England
1870s-1910s~24owner/proprietorJ. Brandon Medland
1871resident8 Bird Street, Lambeth, London, England
2 April 1871~25census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/663.73.3
– occupation “Scientific Instrument Maker”
1881-1890resident51 Heygate Street, Lambeth, London, England
3 April 1881~35census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/554.86.52
– occupation “Optician and Scient. Inst. Maker”
1891-1901resident13 York Street, Walworth, London SE, England
5 April 1891~45census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/367.132.69
– occupation “Optician and Photographer”
31 March 1901~55census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/385.103.3
– occupation “Optician (Cinematographist)”
1902-1913resident44 Lorrimore Road, Kennington, London SE, England
2 April 1911~65census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/01820
– occupation “Optician”
1916resident8 Walcorde Avenue, York Street, Walworth, London SE17, England
1916~69died atLondon, England
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (1)

J. Brandon Medland, Hugh Richardson, ‘ Argumentum ad Crumenam’, ‘ Photographer’ and Alfred H. Saunders, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.64 (September 1894)  –  'A correction'

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Notes in OMLJ 10.119 (April 1899)
  –  cinematograph show to London Fire Brigade

Notes in OMLJ 12.140 (January 1901)
  –  lanternist for Sir Robert Ball lecture series

Notes in OMLJ 12.146 (November 1901)
  –  lanternist for lectures at Royal Institution and Victoria & Albert Museum

Professional lanternists' register in OMLJ 13.152 (November 1902)

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