Person record: BAKER, W. Weaver  (1866-1954)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWilliam Weaver BAKER
Relevance of this personchemist; photographer of slide sets 
Main period of activity1900s-40s
Relationships to other peoplemarried to BAKER, Mrs Lilly  (c.1871-1966)
1866born atLymington, Hampshire, England
1895-1901resident215 & 217 Lewisham High Road, Deptford, London SE, England
8 February 1895~29archive entryLondon Gazette, 26596 (8 February 1895) p.800
– occupation “Chemist and Druggist”; dissolution of partnership with Francis Dymott in chemist's business; Baker continued as a sole trader
1897~31marriageEngland and Wales index of marriages, 1897 q4
– marriage to Lilly Burgess Ward, registered at Leicester
31 March 1901~35census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/534.154.18
– occupation “Chemist and Druggist”
1907residentKidderminster, Worcestershire, England
1910-1911resident16 Haldon Road, Exeter, Devon, England
1910~43memberExeter Camera Club
1910s~44memberExeter Pictorial Record Society
2 April 1911~45census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/12681.187
– occupation “Chemist and Druggist”
1914residentWorthing, Sussex (West), England
1922residentBridgwater, Somerset, England
16 March 1922~56lecturerHistory and architecture of Exeter Cathedral, Bridgwater, Somerset, England, 16 March 1922
1923resident36 Fore Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, England
1924-1954resident15 St Leonards Road, Exeter, Devon, England
February 1924~58lecturerRecord work with a camera, Torquay, Devon, England, February 1924
January 1926~60lecturer[Exeter Cathedral architecture], Exeter, Devon, England, January 1926
5 September 1954~88died atExeter, Devon, England
13 October 1954archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1954 p.273
Slide sets linked to this personphotographer: [Weaver Baker Collection: colour photography] (lecture: privately made, at least 33 slides, c.1911)
Slide images showing this person Kitten Set No. 12 -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Weaver Baker Collection: photographs of cats and kittens]</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, 20 slides, n.d.) After tea at Myrtleberry -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Weaver Baker Collection: miscellaneous slides]</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 46 slides, n.d.) In the Dark Room (Artificial light photograph) -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Weaver Baker Collection: miscellaneous slides]</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 46 slides, n.d.) On the way to Fern Cave, Mousehole -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Weaver Baker Collection: photographs of Cornwall]</em> (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 53 slides, n.d.)
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The Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (1885-1932) Vol. 138 No. 19,802 (16 May 1910), p. 2, col. 7
  –  on holiday with his wife at Castle Hotel, Lynton

Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser (1810-1950) No. 5,972 (6 June 1923), p. 7, col. 2
  –  inheriting 'a large fortune' under the will of a family friend

The Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (1885-1932) Vol. 151 No. 24,232 (1 February 1924), p. 14, col. 7
  –  involved in road accident with his wife

The Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (1885-1932) Vol. 161 No. 26,803 (15 July 1932), p. 20, col. 4
  –  taking photos of art exhibition at Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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