William and Claude Friese-Greene Collection

Collection of apparatus and ephemera associated with the early film pioneers, William (1855-1921) and Claude Friese-Greene (1898-1943). Contained within nine boxes are various photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, articles and documents relating to William Friese-Greene, his family, including his sons, Claude and Graham and grandson Tony Friese-Greene. The material also includes family letters, studio portraits, negative prints, photographic glass plates, and documents relating to William Friese-Greene’s attempts at motion photography. The collection also extends to his son’s work on colour photography (Friese-Greene Natural Colour Process) and cinematography (including stills from some of his motion pictures). Items also include various articles and documents relating to his business ventures both in the United Kingdom and America. Items relating to ‘The Open Road’ and a copy of Ray Allister’s (Muriel Forth) Biography ‘Close-up of an Inventor’ are also included within the collection.

Portrait of William and Claude Friese Greene by an unknown photographer

circa 1908

Portrait of Claude Friese Greene

1918

Portrait of Claude Friese Greene

circa 1925

Portrait of Chrissie, wife of Claude Friese Greene

circa 1925

William Friese-Greene with Business Partner

circa 1925

Letter from William Friese Greene to Crawley, 26 October 1910

26 October 1910

Brochure for 'The Open Road'

Brochure for 'The Open Road'

1926

Portrait of William Friese-Greene

Claude Friese-Greene on location

Scrapbook relating to Friese Greene

Album of press cuttings about the death of William Friese-Greene in 1921

Album of press cuttings about the death of William Friese-Greene in 1921

circa 1921

Original packaging for packet of Ty-Phoo tea

1972

Photograph of plaque commemorating William Friese-Greene

Photograph of plaque commemorating William Friese-Greene

Unknown

Bankruptcy notice served on William Friese-Greene in Brighton

Bankruptcy notice served on William Friese-Greene in Brighton

1909

'Everybody's Weekly' magazine, 6 September 1951

'Everybody's Weekly' magazine, 6 September 1951

1951

Framed photograph of William Friese-Green

Framed photograph of William Friese-Green

unknown

Photograph of a display of William Friese-Greene related equipment

Unknown

Photograph of William Friese-Greene

Photograph of William Friese-Greene

unknown

A photograph of William Friese-Greene's workshop

A photograph of William Friese-Greene's workshop

Unknown

A photograph William Friese-Greene's funeral procession

A photograph William Friese-Greene's funeral procession

1921

Photograph of the bust of William Friese-Greene on the facade of the Chelsea Gaumont cinema

Photograph of the bust of William Friese-Greene on the facade of the Chelsea Gaumont cinema

unknown

Boy looking at a case of William Friese-Greene's work

unknown

Copy print of a photograph of William Friese-Greene holding a small dog

Copy print of a photograph of William Friese-Greene holding a small dog

unknown

Album of press cuttings

1920-1930

Album of press cuttings relating to the work of William Friese-Greene

1950s

A brochure for 'The Open Road'

1926

Letter from Anthony Friese-Greene to Eric Hosking

1971

Letter from Eric Hosking to Anthony Friese-Greene.

Letter from Anthony Friese-Greene to Eric Hosking

1971

Copy of the catalogue for the sale of the Will Day Collection

Copy of the catalogue for the sale of the Will Day Collection

1933

Service for the funeral of William Friese-Greene

Service for the funeral of William Friese-Greene

1921

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter from Friese-Greene Colour Films to Will Day

1926

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter from Claude Friese-Greene to Will Day

1926

Letter from Claude Friese-Greene to Will Day

1926

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter from Claude Friese-Greene to Will Day

1926

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1926

Letter to Mrs Friese-Greene from the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of Great Britain and Ireland

1921

Photograph of Edith Friese-Greene with her sons

Photograph of Edith Friese-Greene with her sons

1900

Letter to Mr Friese-Greene from Mrs Winifred Cooper

Letter to Mr Friese-Greene from Mrs Winifred Cooper

1974

Letter to Mr Friese-Greene from Mrs Winifred Cooper

Letter to Mr Friese-Greene from Mrs Winifred Cooper

1974

Patent 'Improvements in and Relating to Air Cars or Air Ships', 1908

Patent 'Improvements in and Relating to Air Cars or Air Ships', 1908

1908

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

1893

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

1898

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

Patent submitted by William Friese-Greene

1900

Letter from Will Day to Claude Friese-Greene

1925

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1994-5013
type:
collection
credit:
The Friese-Greene Collection