in 1839, Sir John Robinson, Secretary to The Royal Society of Edinburgh, visited
Daguerre in Paris. On his return to
Edinburgh he gave a lecture to The Royal Society of Edinburgh on 29 May 1839, in
which he spoke enthusiastically about the Daguerreotype:
discovery is one of the most splendid and important which has ever graced the
progress of the fine arts."
Royal Society of Edinburgh still exists. In May 2002, it is hosting
to commemorate the bi-centenary of the birth of DO