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Person: MEDLAND, J. Brandon  (1846-1916)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
John Brandon MEDLAND
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
professional lantern operator; proprietor of slide supply business
Main period of activity
1870s-90s
Relationships to other people

possibly same as J.B.M.  [pseudonym]

associated with BALL, Sir Robert  (1840-1913)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
1870s-1910s
~24
owner
2 April 1871
~25
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/663.73.3
– occupation “Scientific Instrument Maker”
3 April 1881
~35
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/554.86.52
– occupation “Optician and Scient. Inst. Maker”
5 April 1891
~45
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/367.132.69
– occupation “Optician and Photographer”
31 March 1901
~55
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/385.103.3
– occupation “Optician (Cinematographist)”
2 April 1911
~65
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/01820
– occupation “Optician”
1916
~69
died at
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (published) (1)

J. Brandon Medland, Hugh Richardson, ‘Argumentum ad Crumenam’, ‘Photographer’ and Alfred H. Saunders, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 5.64 (September 1894)  –  'A correction'

References
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 10.119 (April 1899)
  –  cinematograph show to London Fire Brigade
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 12.140 (January 1901)
  –  lanternist for Sir Robert Ball lecture series
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 12.146 (November 1901)
  –  lanternist for lectures at Royal Institution and Victoria & Albert Museum
‘Professional lanternists' register’ in OMLJ 13.152 (November 1902)
Notes
Advertised regularly in OMLJ small ads under the name 'Optics'. In 1897 he was claiming to be a 'lanternist of 20 years' experience'.
Lucerna ID  6003153

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 August 2014

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