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Person: WOOD, A.A., F.C.S.  (1846-1900)

Biographical summary of this person
A.A. Wood in 1897

Portrait photo from OMLJ, April 1897

Full name
Augustus Alfred WOOD  F.C.S.
Relevance of this person
proprietor of lantern and slide business, occasional lantern lecturer
Main period of activity
Relationships to other people

son of WOOD, E.G.  (1811-1896)

nephew of WOOD, George S.  (1816-1882)

cousin of WOOD, William  (c.1848- ? )

cousin of WOOD, John  (1850- after 1901)

7 April 1861
census record
1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/223.73.5
19 September 1876
[Magic lantern lecture] (lantern lecture, London, England, 19 September 1876)
6 March 1877
[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, London, England, 6 March 1877)
8 April 1879
[Magic lantern exhibition] (lantern entertainment, London, England, 8 April 1879)
3 April 1881
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/379.18.5
– occupation “Optician”
5 April 1891
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/239.139.18
– occupation “Optician Assistant”
10 September 1900
died at
14 February 1901
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1901 U-Z p.222
Texts linked to this person
Article (1)

A.A. Wood, ‘Practical hints to unpractised lecturers’ in OMLJ 2.30 (November 1891)

Books (2)

A.A. Wood, Magic lanterns: how made and how used, with practical hints to unpractised lecturers. Third edition (London: E.G. Wood, 1885)

A.A. Wood, Magic lanterns: how made and how used, with practical hints to unpractised lecturers. Fourth edition (London: E.G. Wood, 1891)

Correspondence (published) (1)

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?'

Lectures (2)

A.A. Wood, Fifty years' reign of Queen Victoria (London: E.G. Wood, 1886)

A.A. Wood, History of the English Bible (London: E.G. Wood, n.d.)

John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 11.137 (October 1900)
  –  obituary notice
Lucerna ID  6001108

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 July 2022

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