Albert Way (Biographical details)

Albert Way (academic/intellectual; British; Male; 1805 - 1874)

Also known as

Way, Albert


Antiquary and amateur artist. Son of the Revd Lewis Way (q.v.). Founder of the Archaeological Institute in 1845, and editor of the 'Promotorium Parvulorum' for the Camden Society. A leading authority on medieval seals and a friend of Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (q.v.), and to whom he recommended the services of the restorer Robert Cooper Walpole Ready (q.v.). After her husband's death, Mrs Albert Way (q.v.) presented a collection of casts of medieval seals made by Ready to the Society of Antiquaries, London (q.v.).


A.M.W. Stirling, "The Ways of Yesterday, Being Chronicles of the Way Family from 1307-1885" 1930