Samuel Phillips

born circa 1858 New Zealand
son of William Morgan Phillips and Jane Scott 

16 December 1885 St John's Church, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Frances Elizabeth Sargant

born 1860 reg. 5462/1860 Fremantle, Western Australia
daughter of James Sargant and Esther Israel
she died 23 September 1886, Sydney

Previously Pollard and Phillips

Evening Post, Volume XXVI, Issue 115, 13 November 1883, Page 4

Evening Post, Volume XXVI, Issue 137, 8 December 1883, Page 3

Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume 6, Issue 1579, 10 January 1884, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XXVII, Issue 105, 3 May 1884, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XXVII, Issue 142, 16 June 1884, Page 3

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 28 December 1885 page 1

Samuel Phillips, photographer of 78, William-street, and Thomas Collins, gentleman, of Narrabeen, Manly, were fined £2 for non-attendance in the court, having been summoned as jurors.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 29 January 1886 page 11.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Friday 24 September 1886, page 12

Evening Post, Volume XXXII, Issue 118, 2 October 1886, Page 2

The twin daughters of Samuel and Frances Elizabeth Phillips were named Maud Frances Phillips (reg. 2774/1886) and Mabel Elizabeth Phillips (reg. 2775/1886). Mabel died later in 1886 or early in 1887 (3/1887), NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 29 September 1886, page 15

In 1887 Samuel Phillips with Adam Stephan, a lithographic printer, formed The Phillip-Stephan Photo-Litho and​ Typographic Process Company Limited, following their registration of a patent for a process of photochromolithography. 

Yesterday morning a number of gentlemen assembled at the offices of the Phillip-Stephan Photo Litho and Typographic Process Company, Limited, 155, Clarence-street, for the purpose of examining a collection of specimen lithographs executed by the company. The process by which the lithographs are produced is an entirely new one, invented and perfected, after years of' hard work, by Messrs. Samuel Phillips and Adam Stephan. By means of this process-the details of which are of course not disclosed any photo-negative can be simply and cheaply transferred to stone, metal, china, &c, without in any way marring the effect of the picture, all the features of the scene being reproduced exactly as in a photograph. The stone may be worked in a ordinary litho-machine, or if the design is reproduced on zinc a printing press may be used. The company was formed last year to work this process, which it is believed is of great commercial value, and the large premises occupied by the company are now being fitted up with the latest lithographic machinery, preparatory to commencing work on a large scale. A number of beautiful lithographs of Sydney scenery, taken from photographs, were shown to the visitors, as well as many enlarged photographs of well-known persons, all of which testified to the practical utility of the invention. All the most delicate details of the photographs are reproduced in a manner which would be impossible if the lithographs were executed by hand, and in some cases the photographs may even be said to have been improved by reproduction in this way. The process is adaptable to coloured as well as plain lithographs, and a number of very fine coloured views were shown.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 21 February 1888, page 7.

The Phillips Stephan Photo Litho. and Typographic Process Company Limited, of Sydney, for improvements in photo lithography, photo engraving, and other photo- illustrative processes, by means of which a transfer or a picture in fatty ink may be produced from a photographic negative. The improvements consist essentially in the use of a peculiar specially prepared sensitised transfer medium upon which a print of the negative is obtained in such ink that an impression of the print may be given on a lithographic stone, zinc, &c. This transfer medium is prepared by first giving paper a coating or film of gelatine upon one surface, heating the surface with a solution of bi-chromate of potassium, and evenly coating it with a protective material such as stiff lithographic ink. The transfer is then ex posed to light under the negative until the positive is seen clearly printed upon it. The print is then carefully inked, washed, and developed by rubbing when it is complete, and may be used to obtain an impression on stone, zinc, &c, in any well known manner.
The Argus (Melbourne), 21 March 1888, page 8.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 29 July 1889, page 9.

The obituary for William Morgan Phillips who was the father of Samuel Phillips indicates that in 1910 Samuel Phillips was living in London:
He is survived by a family of five, two sons and three daughters. They comprise Mr. W. J. Phillips, a foreman at the Government Printing Office; Mr. S. Phillips, photographer, London, Mrs. Roberts, of Goldie's Brae and two Misses Phillips, of this city [Wellington].
Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 40, 16 August 1910, Page 8

William Morgan Phillips born circa 1819 England, died 16 August 1910, Wellington aged 91 years, married Jane Scott circa 1853, reg. 1853/816, she died 18 July 1893 aged 71 at George Street, Wellington.


1. William James Phillips born circa 1854 reg. 1854/2838 
2. Eliza Jane Phillips born circa 1856 reg. 1856/2454, died 1914    

3. Samuel Phillips born circa 1858 reg. 1858/4907

4. Mary Ann Phillips "Polly" born circa 1859 reg. 1859/6545, died 28 August 1942, late of Bolton Street, Wellington, aged 83 ("third daughter"?)

5. Alice Phillips born circa 1862 reg. 1862/8545, died 25 or 26 August 1944 Wellington (of 11 Bolton Street, Wellington).

Mrs. Eliza Jane Roberts, widow of Mr. William Jones Roberts, and mother of Mr. Fred Roberts, of the Wellington Harbour Board staff (who was a member of the famous, "All Blacks" Rugby team), died at the family residence at Goldie's Brae yesterday from heart failure. The deceased lady, who was much respected, has left two sons besides Mr. Fred. Roberts, viz., Mr. Frank Roberts, of Oroua Bridge, Manawatu, and Mr. Lewis Roberts, of Dannevirke, and two daughters (Mrs. Matthewson of Hobart. and Miss Roberts, of Wellington). She was a daughter of the late Mr. William Morgan Phillips — one of the earliest settlers at the Hutt and was born there fifty-eight years ago [1856].
Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 126, 24 November 1914, Page 9

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