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Person: WILKIE, Edmund H.  (1857-1935)

Biographical summary of this person
Edmund Wilkie in 1897

Portrait photograph from OMLJ, September 1897

Full name
Edmund Henry WILKIE
Gender
male
Relevance of this person

lantern lecturer, exhibitor, writer and historian

Main period of activity
1890s-1910s
Notes

The Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern says he was born c.1844, but his birth was registered q2 of 1857 at Bethnal Green, London.

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
16 April 1857
born at
2 April 1871
13
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/348.4.1
– occupation “Scholar”
1877 – 1880
~19
employee
3 April 1881
23
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/247.6.6
– occupation “Clerk”
1 July 1884
27
marriage
England and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Clerk”; marriage to Jessie Elm Hunter, at St John's Church Holloway, London
5 April 1891
33
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/111.58.48
– occupation “Living on his own means”
1890s
~41
owner/proprietor
31 March 1901
43
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/128.134.17
– occupation “Dealer in Scientific Instruments”
2 April 1911
53
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/00633
– occupation “Private Means”
11 February 1935
77
died at
27 March 1935
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.433
Texts linked to this person
Articles (38)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Chemistry for Christmas in OMLJ 7.91 (December 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The decadence of lantern slides in OMLJ 13.157 (April 1903)

Edmund H. Wilkie, 'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?) in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. I in OMLJ 5.64 (September 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. II in OMLJ 5.65 (October 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. III in OMLJ 5.66 (November 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. IV in OMLJ 5.67 (December 1894)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. V in OMLJ 6.68 (January 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VI in OMLJ 6.69 (February 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VII in OMLJ 6.70 (March 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Modern optical illusions: no. VIII in OMLJ 6.71 (April 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, On the invention of dissolving views in OMLJ 4.47 (April 1893)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. I in OMLJ 9.112 (September 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. II in OMLJ 9.113 (October 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. III in OMLJ 9.114 (November 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. IV in OMLJ 9.115 (December 1898)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. V in OMLJ 10.116 (January 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VI in OMLJ 10.117 (February 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VII in OMLJ 10.118 (March 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. VIII in OMLJ 10.119 (April 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. IX in OMLJ 10.122 (July 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. X in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XI in OMLJ 10.125 (October 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XII in OMLJ 10.126 (November 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XIII in OMLJ 10.127 (December 1899)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XIV in OMLJ 11.129 (February 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern: no. XV in OMLJ 11.131 (April 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern in Magic images (1990)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Optical and mechanical effects for the lantern in NMLJ 6.2 (January 1991)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- [I] in OMLJ 7.82 (March 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- II in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- III in OMLJ 7.84 (May 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- IV in OMLJ 7.85 (June 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Oxygen: its manufacture, storage and use -- V in OMLJ 7.86 (July 1896)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The Phantasmagoria: [I] in OMLJ 6.77 (October 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The Phantasmagoria: II in OMLJ 6.79 (December 1895)

Edmund H. Wilkie, Professor Pepper: a memoir in OMLJ 11.133 (June 1900)

Edmund H. Wilkie, The registration of effects: [part 1] in OMLJ 13.159 (June 1903)


Published correspondence (4)

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'

C. Goodwin Norton, H.G. White, W. Stocks, H. Snowden Ward, ‘ Beginner’, George M. Howard, A.A. Wood and Edmund H. Wilkie, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.50 (July 1893)  –  'Who invented dissolving views?'

W. Miles Barnes, W.H. Harrison, Edmund H. Wilkie and Thomas Hammond, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.54 (November 1893)  –  'Who invented dissolving views?'

‘ R.K.D.’, ‘ F.R.G.S.’, Thomas Fletcher, ‘ Progress’, ‘ Expert’ and Edmund H. Wilkie, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.59 (April 1894)  –  'Registering lanterns'

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 324
An interesting visit in OMLJ 13.153 (December 1902)
Edmund H. Wilkie, 'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?) in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)
Notes in OMLJ 9.113 (October 1898)
  –  recovery from illness
Lucerna ID  6002529

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 May 2019

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