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Person: LOCKE, C.W.  (1849-1925)

Biographical summary of this person
C.W. Locke in 1897

Portrait photograph from OMLJ, August 1897

Full name
Charles Woolnough LOCKE
Relevance of this person
lantern operator and photographer
Main period of activity
2 April 1871
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1311.33.30
– occupation “Wheelwright”
3 April 1881
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/319.46.9
– occupation “Assistant public lecturer”
5 April 1891
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/513.125.14
– occupation “Manufacturing optician”
8 February 1897
lantern operator
[Travels in the far North] (lantern lecture, London, England, 8 February 1897)
31 March 1901
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1231.49.29
– occupation “Optical lantern maker & photographer”
2 April 1911
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/87
– occupation “Photographer”
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (published) (3)

‘Observer’, R.B. Price, W. Stocks, T.E. Morgan, C.W. Locke, W. Stocks and ‘An Old Photographer’, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 7.84 (May 1896)  –  'Ancient water and flour mills'

D.A. Doudney, George Newnes Ltd and C.W. Locke, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 8.101 (October 1897)  –  'Professor Malden's effect slides'

Joseph J. Smith, C.W. Locke, F. Brown, William H. Assender and Walker & Co., ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)  –  'Nottingham Incandescent Lime Cylinder Syndicate'

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 176-177
‘Dioramic effects at the Egyptian Hall’ in OMLJ 11.132 (May 1900)
  –  lantern shows at Egyptian Hall
‘Electrorama’ in OMLJ 9.109 (June 1898)
  –  manager of Electrorama
‘The largest lantern audience’ in OMLJ 8.94 (March 1897)
  –  lanternist at Nansen's Albert Hall lecture
‘Mere mention’ in OMLJ 13.151 (October 1902)
  –  change of business address
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.90 (November 1896)
  –  cinematograph show at Brechin
Lucerna ID  6002545

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 April 2014

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