Person record: STURMEY, Henry  (1857-1930)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJohn James Henry STURMEY
Relevance of this personauthor and inventor; co-editor of lantern handbook 
Main period of activity1880s
NotesAlso known as a pioneer and inventor in cycling and automobile construction. 
1857born atNorton sub Hamdon, Somerset, England
1881resident17 King Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
3 April 1881~24census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/3071.89.12
1930residentThe Quarry Close, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
1930~72archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1930 p.500
8 January 1930~73died atCoventry, Warwickshire, England
Texts linked to this personBooks (1)

Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888)

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

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