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Person: HILL, W.R.  (1831-1901)

Biographical summary of this person
W.R. Hill in 1897

Portrait photo from OMLJ, December 1897

Full name
William Robert HILL
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
slide painter and proprietor of slide making business
Main period of activity
1890s
Relationships to other people

employee of CHILDE, Henry Langdon  (1781-1874)

father of HILL, Frank W.  (1861-c.1896)

father of HILL, H.J.  (c.1873- after 1897)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
11 August 1831
born at
30 March 1851
19
census record
1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1571.91.6
– occupation “Artist in Glass”
16 August 1860
29
marriage
England and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Artist”; marriage to Ellen Ann Bourlet, at St Pancras Church, London (she died 1865)
7 April 1861
29
census record
1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/352.133.10
– occupation “Artist”
– 1866
~34
partner
17 October 1867
36
marriage
England and Wales index of marriages
– occupation “Artist”; marriage to Julia Sophia Margitson (née Bourlet), at Islington Parish Church, London (his first wife's widowed sister)
2 April 1871
39
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1335.98.30
– occupation “Artist in Views for Dissolving Apparatus”
3 April 1881
49
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1376.33.60
– occupation “Artist”
1890s
~58
partner
5 April 1891
59
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/143.27.16
– occupation “Painter of Dissolving Views”
2 October 1901
70
died at
Texts linked to this person
Articles (1)

W.R. Hill, The original dissolve in OMLJ 3.43 (December 1892)


Published correspondence (4)

M. Lowe, F.P. Cembrano, Theobald & Co. and W.R. Hill, Correspondence in OMLJ 3.35 (April 1892)  –  'The introducers of dissolving views'

W.R. Hill, ‘ Suum Cuique’, John Green, ‘ Expert’, C. Goodwin Norton, W.I. Chadwick, James W. Garbutt, Arthur W. Johnson and ‘ A.B.C.’, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.48 (May 1893)  –  'Invention of dissolving views'

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'

W.R. Hill, William Jackson Pigott and W.J. McCulloch, Correspondence in OMLJ 4.53 (October 1893)  –  'Invention of dissolving views'

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 136
The late Mr W.R. Hill in OMLJ 12.146 (November 1901)
Notes in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)
  –  death of eldest son
Lucerna ID  6002910

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 13 May 2014

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