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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
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”
1877-1880s
~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
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)


Correspondence (published) (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
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.

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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 April 2020

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