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Lewis Wright

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c.1839 Born in Bristol

1871 Lewis Wright 32, printer's manager, lived in Bristol with Eliza M Wright 31, Archibald J Wright 5, Edith E Wright 4, Constance E Wright 3, Mary I Wright 1[1]

1881 Lewis Wright 42, editor and journalist, lived in Islington with Eliza M. Wright 41, Archid.J. Wright 15, Edith E. Wright 14, Constance E. Wright 13, Mary J. Wright 11, Ellen Wright 6, Russell S. Wright 5[2]

1885 Had devised a projection lantern microscope, used for projection in lectures and demonstrations[3] which was made by Newton and Co

Wrote several books on microscopy

Late 1880s worked with Herbert C. Newton of Newton and Co to produce optical instruments

c.1890 Published a book "Optical Projection". "During years past I have spent very many hours associated with him (Mr Newton), many of them actually in his company, engaged in contriviDg, perfecting, testing, or adjusting scientific optical apparatus; often for myself, but more frequently for the use of others, and especially of colleges and public institutions."[4]

1891 Lewis Wright 52, author and editor, lived in Islington with Constance E Wright 23, Ellen Wright 16, Russell S Wright 18[5]

1901 Lewis Wright 62, author and journalist, lived in Hornsey with Eliza M Wright 61, Edith E Wright 34, Russell S Wright 25[6]

1905 Died in Somerset, an editor of periodicals[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. The Times, Aug 26, 1885
  4. The Engineer 1891/12/25
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1901 census
  7. National probate calendar