Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Haweis, Lionel Thomas Joy[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]

Male 1870 - 1942  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Haweis, Lionel Thomas Joy 
    Born Aug 1870  Lichfield, Staffordshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24, 25
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1907-Jun 1909  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    286 Columbia St. (Cunningham Block)
    Royal Studio
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    E. 10th Ave. & George St.?
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    319 W. Pender St., no. 6
    Rosetti Photographic Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    501 E. 10th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1912-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1912-1919  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    624 E. 23rd Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 29 Apr 1942  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Association Rosetti Photographic Studio (Relationship: Co-owner) 
    Association Royal Studio (New Westminster, BC) (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Haweis and Ranier (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I678  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsWhere Active (Non-Specific Address) - Address:
    BC
    Canada - 1912-1915 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of British Columbia Archives finding aid to the Lionel Haweis sous-founds, "The son of Hugh Reginald and Mary E. Haweis, Lionel Haweis (1870-1942) was born in Litchfield, England. Educated at King William's College, Isle of Man and at Marlborough. He was for a short time on the editorial staff of the Daily Mail newspaper but in his early twenties he left for Ceylon, where he spent seven years as a tea planter. While there he published a work of fiction. Returning to England he married Lucy Mary De Vergette of Peterborough and in 1907 came to Canada where he opened a photographic studio. Later he moved it to Vancouver, under the name of Rossetti Studios in partnership with Jack Ranier."

      He operated the Rosetti Photographic Studio between 1910-1911, had a partnership as Haweis & Ranier ca. 1911-1912, and then worked on his own until 1915. He was listed as a journalist in 1916 and as a clerk at the University of British Columbia from 1917 until 1939. In 1918 he was listed as a photographer at UBC. His work shows a maturity of execution and purpose and it is evident he had either studied or practiced photography prior to setting up business. His photographs are comparable in quality to the work of the major Pictorialist photographers of the early 1900s in the United States and Great Britain.

      According to a Vancouver World article, due to ill health Haweis sold his New Westminster studio (Royal Studio), which he had started in 1907, to a Vernon photographer named Harold Mauvius. [27]
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: see Rosetti Photographic Studio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] COLLECTION: BVAUS2 (Reliability: 3).
      Negatives

    2. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA (Reliability: 0).
      Possibly preserves negatives.

    3. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Not listed.

    4. [S948] NW1908, (New Westminster, BC: Columbian Company, c1908), 23, 87.
      p. 23 (street directory): 286 Columbia St. Cunningham Block, offices, etc. Royal Studio, L. Haweis, proprietor.
      p. 87: "Haweis, L., photographer; 286 Columbia street."
      No listing under Royal Studio on p. 107

    5. [S949] NW1909, (New Westminster, BC: Columbian Company, c1909).
      Not listed

    6. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908).
      Not listed.

    7. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909).
      Not listed.

    8. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 791 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel prop Rosetti Studio h cor 10th Ave E & George

    9. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 744 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel prop Rosetti Photographic Studio lvs 501 10th Ave E

    10. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 836 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel photogr h 624 23rd Ave E

    11. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 902 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel photogr h 624 23rd Ave E

    12. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 896 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel photogr h 624 23rd Av E

    13. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 698 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel photogr h 624 23rd Av E

    14. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 665 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel journalist h 624 23rd Av E

    15. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 540 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel clk University of BC h 624 23rd Av W [sic]

    16. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 568 (Reliability: 3).
      Haweis Lionel photogr BC University h 624 23rd Av E

    17. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 580 (Reliability: 3).
      Hawers [sic] Lionel h 624 23rd E

    18. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 7 Jun 1909.
      Email, M. Maisey to Mattison, 31 Jan 2017

    19. [S815] Man-to-Man Magazine, (Vancouver : Westward Ho! Magazine Pub. Co.), 509-516 (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 2015.

    20. [S947] Open Collections (UBC Library and Archives) (Web site).
      "Why are these two librarians smiling?" by Erwin Wodarczak; URL (accessed 31 Jan 2017): https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubclibraryandarchives/494/items/1.0077932

    21. [S947] Open Collections (UBC Library and Archives) (Web site).
      Rosetti Studios - Stanley Park Collection
      URL (accessed 20 Mar 2018): https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/rosetti

    22. [S946] Vancouver As It Was (Web site), Murray Maisey.
      "Lionel Haweis: Artist" (posted 15 Jan 2017); URL (accessed 31 Jan 2017): https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/lionel-haweis-artist/

    23. [S137] COLLECTION: BVAUS2 (Reliability: 3).
      Lionel Haweis sous-fonds, part of the Haweis family fonds.

    24. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      "Haweis Lionel Thos J."
      Recorded in Library and Archives Canada database as "Haweis Leonel Tho"
      Province of BC, District no. 12, Enumeration District no. 75 in So[uth] Vancouver, p. 56, line 15

    25. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

    26. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1942-09-606319 (microfilm reel B13175)

    27. [S137] COLLECTION: BVAUS2 (Reliability: 3).