Frederick Waller

John Emslie, The Phases of the Moon.
John Emslie, The Phases of the Moon. Lithographed by Frederick Waller for James Reynolds & Sons. © Boston Rare Maps.

WALLER, Frederick (1827-1910) — London

Draughtsman and lithographer. Produced Brenton Symons, Geological map of Caradon & Ludcott mining districts, Cornwall 1863; John Emslie, The solar system, The earth and its atmosphere,  The phases of the moon,  Eclipses, Tides, and The seasons, for James Reynolds & Sons (see BME 2011) — “a series of popular astronomical diagrams, illustrating the principal phenomena of this sublime science on six sheets, beautifully coloured, with descriptive notes”; London railways simplified and explained 1873.

Born at St. Pancras 9 Jun 1827 and baptised 19 Aug 1827 at St. Giles in the Fields, the son of George and Ann Waller — his father a grocer on the Tottenham Court Road. He married (1) Sarah Sophia Rollo (1832-1859) 2 Apr 1854 at All Saints, St. Pancras, but was already a widower when marrying (2) Mary Ann Marsh (1830-1887) at St. Pancras 15 Dec 1860. The Printing Times in 1875 reported that “The following new plant has been supplied to Mr. F. Waller, of Hatton Garden; viz.—one 3-horse-power horizontal engine, and one 4 horse-power vertical boiler, in addition to shafting, and a crown litho machine fitted with the diagonal rolling motion. This is the second machine supplied to this gentleman, who has had one of the demy litho machines at work over two years”. Waller was employing six men and six boys in 1881, when resident in Tottenham with his wife Mary Ann, daughters Florence and Minnie, and son Harry (also a lithographer and his successor in Hatton Garden). He was living as a widower with his daughter Minnie in Castelnau in 1891. He had retired by 1901, when living at Barnes with his third wife, Clara Matilda Standen (1859-1952), whom he had married at Putney 24 Apr 1897. He died 24 Mar 1910 aged eighty-two and was buried at St. Mary Barnes, 29 Mar 1910. Probate on effects stated at £4,163 was granted to his widow.

— 10 Oxford Terrace, Finsbury (home) — 1861
18 Hatton Garden — 1862-1897
— Colney Hatch Road, Tottenham (home) — 1871
— Riversbrook, Clarence Road, Tottenham (home) — 1881
— 22 Castelnau Villas, Bridge Road, Barnes (home) — 1891
— 102 Castelnau, Barnes (home) — 1901-1910

Census 1861-1901. COPAC. Hyde. NA.

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