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Person: WEST, Alfred J., F.R.G.S.  (1857-1937)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Alfred John WEST  F.R.G.S.
Gender
male
Relevance of this person

photographer, cinematographer and partner in photographic business

Main period of activity
1880s-1900s
Relationships to other people

son of WEST, George  (c.1816-1885)

brother of WEST, George  (1841-1906)

brother of WEST, William J.  (1849-1905)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
1 August 1857
born at
1880s-1913
~22
partner
3 April 1881
23
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1165.47.14
– occupation “Photographer”
5 April 1891
33
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/874.28.11
– occupation “Photographer”
31 March 1901
43
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/989.56.26
– occupation “Photographer”
10 January 1937
79
died at
2 March 1937
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1937 p.390
References
Our Navy web site
  –  an excellent account of the activities of Alfred West and his business
Stephen Herbert and Luke McKernan (editors), Who's who of Victorian cinema: a worldwide survey (London: British Film Institute, 1996), pp. 149-150
  –  biography and account of his film work
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 6.76 (September 1895)
  –  photos of America's Cup yacht race
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 10.126 (November 1899)
  –  'Our Navy' lantern shows at London Polytechnic
Notes

Many thanks to David Clover for information about his great-grandfather Alfred West and his work.

Lucerna ID  6003225

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 July 2014

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