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Person: WEEKS, Frank F.  (1845-1914)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Francis Frederick Morgan WEEKS
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
illustrator of lantern slides; contributor to OMLJ
Main period of activity
1890s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
2 March 1845
born at
2 April 1871
26
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/533.64.16
3 April 1881
36
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/455.60.21
1891
~45
owner
5 April 1891
46
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1351.51.39
June 1898
53
archive entry
Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, t18980620-448
– prosecution for rape, June 1898
31 March 1901
56
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2118.85.14
6 November 1914
69
died at
1915
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1915 p.219
Slide sets linked to this person

creator of source image(s): Ben Hur: a tale of the Christ (story: Riley Brothers, 72 slides, 1895)

creator of source image(s): Crab-catching extraordinary (story: W.C. Hughes, 5 slides, in/before 1888)

creator of source image(s): Excelsior! (song: Riley Brothers, 10 slides, 1893)

creator of source image(s): The fugitive slaves (lecture: W.C. Hughes, 15 slides, in/before 1888)

creator of source image(s): The Hoosier schoolmaster (story: Riley Brothers, 50 slides, 1896)

creator of source image(s): Jap the butcher (story: W.C. Hughes, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

creator of source image(s): The temperance picture gallery (lecture: UK Band of Hope Union, 40 slides, 1891)

creator of source image(s): Tim's first speech (story: manufacturer unknown, 6 slides, in/before 1893)

Texts linked to this person
Article (1)

Frank F. Weeks, ‘A wrinkle for the lantern slide trade’ in OMLJ 3.36 (May 1892)


Correspondence (published) (1)

Frank F. Weeks, ‘Frightened’, ‘An Ex-Member’ and ‘Knowledge is power’, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 5.63 (August 1894)  –  'Re. Weeks' patent method of making slides'


Other type of text (1)

Frank F. Weeks, ‘Curtain design’ in OMLJ 4.54 (November 1893)

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 320
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 320
‘Editorial table’ in OMLJ 6.74 (July 1895)
  –  new slides of 'Ben Hur'
‘Editorial table’ in OMLJ 8.97 (June 1897)
  –  issuing Diamond Jubilee slide
Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 11 (1 December 1891), p. 216
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists
David Henry, ‘The new Editor's editorial’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 1
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 9.110 (July 1898)
  –  sentenced to seven years imprisonment
Notes
Also used the name Francis Frederick Theophilus Weeks, regularly changed his age cited in Census records, and was convicted of bigamy and other crimes in 1898. Some sources (including 1901 Census) spell his surname 'Weekes', but the correct spelling appears to be with no final 'e'.
Lucerna ID  6002404

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 August 2014

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