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Century Ayrshire Photographers
- Rob Close
This is part of Rob Close's Ayrshire History site.
Alexander Wilson, a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill
for over 20 years, took many photographs. He bequeathed much of
his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library
Committee of Dundee in 1923. Many of his photos are of Dundee,
some are of Edinburgh.
Key 'Edinburgh' into the
search field on
this site to find over 30 photos of Edinburgh..
Key 'Forth Bridge' into the search
field on this site to find 13 photos of the Forth Rail Bridge under
[with acknowledgement to Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, for
telling me about this web site]
Andrew Young - Burntisland photographer, artist, historian
Burntisland Online website created by Ian Somerville includes information on the
photographer Andrew Young who assisted John Patrick before John Patrick
became an Edinburgh professional photographer.
Charles Piazzi Smyth
University of Edinburgh Geography Dept.
Charles Piazzi Smyth was an early Edinburgh
photographer. He was Astronomer Royal For Scotland.
Clapperton's Daylight Photographic Studio - Selkirk
gives contact details and normal opening
times for Clapperton's Daylight Studio, the original studio built
in 1867 for the Scottish Borders photographer, Robert Clapperton.
This studio, complete with small darkroom stands in the
back garden of a house in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. The
studio is now used by the fourth generation of the same family. It
is open to the public for a small admission charge, for short periods in
the summer months or by appointment
Correspondence of William
Henry Fox Talbot
Professor Larry J Schaaf of Baltimore, Maryland, USA
and his team at Glasgow University have undertaken the mammoth task of
transcribing all the known William Henry Fox Talbot correspondence -
almost 10,000 letters - and making the results available in a web
site that is informative and easy to
The site includes useful background notes and
bibliography. It has a search facility that makes the information
in Talbot's letters very accessible. This site should prove to be
a valuable resource for further research.
This began as a project at Glasgow University, but has
now (August 2006) taken on a new lease of life in Leicester. About
600 letters have been updated and about 50 new ones added.
Edinburgh Calotype Club Album
This site includes
calotype images from from the 1840s, taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of the
Edinburgh Calotype Club Album.
Volume 1 is held by the
National Library of Scotland. Volume 2 is held by Edinburgh
This site also gives notes on the early Scottish photographers whose
images are included in the album.
This site includes a list of Fife photographers and
their studios, with some brief bibliographical details of the
This web site includes:
- lists of dates and addresses for photographic studios in
Glasgow, based on trade directories.
- a summary of photographic products and card designs.
- other sources of information on Victorian photography.
This is a project by
Glasgow University to catalogue the work of the early Edinburgh
calotypists, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, who were in
partnership from 1843 to 1847
11. Index of UK Photographers up to 1950
This site includes links to a number of web sites
It also gives details of how to purchase books and booklets on the
subject, including the RPS PhotoHistorian series of supplements listing
the early photographers in different towns and cities around Britain.
I recommend starting by clicking on 'Place Index' at the left hand side
of the opening page.
James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell gave the first demonstration of colour photography to the Royal
Institution in London in 1861. His demonstration was based on a specification outlined in a paper that he
presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1855. These web sites
tell the story of James Clerk Maxwell:
James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell's house.
James Clerk Maxwell's education
Maxwell Year - 2006 is the 175th anniversary of Maxwell's birth
James Good Tunny - Edinburgh
Julian Bukits, Southside, Edinbrugh has been researching the history
of South Clerk Street, Edinbrugh, and in particular the life and work of
the Edinburgh photographer James Good Tunny.
Julian has written extensive notes on Tunny, and has now added some
of these notes to his James Good
Tunny web site.
James Valentine - Photography in the Isle of Man
www.isle-of-man.com web site
gives a brief summary of photography in the Isle of Man undertaken by
James Valentine, one of the
founding members of Edinburgh Photographic Society. Having entered
the Isle of Man web site, you will have to click on 'Manx Notebook' then
'Tourism' then 'Post Cards' to find the Valentine details.
John Center and the Senter family - genealogy web site
was set up by Glenn Eason. It records dates of birth, death and
marriage of many of the Senter family members. I have used this
information, supplemented by updates from Veronika Ihlenfeldt to create
the pages for John Center and the
Senter family on this web site.
John McCosh - Calotype photographs in India
Three calotype photographs taken by the Scotsman, John
McCosh in India in the 1840s can be found
in an article
"Ethnographical Photography in India 1850-1900"
Andaman web site.
Russell Russell Harris
has compiled an
Lafayette negatives held by the Victoria & Albert Museum and made it
available, together with further information on Lafayette, on the
Margaret Cameron Trust
This site is dedicated to the early
Julia Margaret Cameron. It includes
details of an exhibition of her work and a
conference to be held at the National Museum of Photography, Film and
Television in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 2003
Julia Margaret Cameron
lived in Isle of
Wight off the southern coast of England, but became a Member of the
Photographic Society of Scotland in 1864 and sent photographs to the
PSS Exhibition in December 1864
Wane (and other early Isle of Man photographers)
This page from the
www.isle-of-man.com web site
gives details of the studios of Marshall Wane, before his move to
Edinburgh, and many other early
photographers in the Isle of Man. Having entered the Isle of Man
web site, you will have to click on 'Manx Notebook' then 'Tourism' then
'Photographers' to find the information on Marshall Wane and other early
Photographers - 1840 to 1950
- Patty Brown
Convention of the UK: Edinburgh 1892
To read an 'Account of Delegates of the London and Provincial
Photographic Association on the Edinburgh Convention of 1892'
which includes a photo of the delegates on board a ship sailing
from London to Edinburgh, please see John Bradley's web site:
and the PCUK
Photographs Exhibited in
Great Britain 1839-1865
Details of Photographs Exhibited in
Great Britain, 1839-1865 were compiled by Roger Taylor and published
The same records were then set up as the
PEIB web site
in October 2005. Please click here to view the
home page of the web site, from
which the records can be searched
to produce lists sorted by date, location, photographer or
photographic process - or by original price of photograph for
those where the exhibition catalogue included a price.
Please click here to see a list of many
photographers who had
connections with Edinburgh, all of whom are included on the web
Roger Fenton Correspondence
Thanks to Roger Taylor, an authority on the
photography of Roger Fenton, there is now a web site that reproduces
Roger Fenton's surviving
letters sent from the Crimea in 1855.
Fenton was a prolific photographer during the Crimea. The
PEIB web site lists over 1,100
of his photos, most from the Crimea, that were exhibited in Britain between 1852
and 1862. Most of these exhibitions were in London.
Some were touring exhibitions.
Scottish Documents web site gives access to wills up to 1901.
This site includes 150 entries under a search for 'photographer'.
These include an entry on 19 December 1901 for a photographer
described as Julia Bonne (or Howie)
Image Collection web site was launched in July
2005. The author of the site has built up an extensive
collection and knowledge of images by Victorian photographers.
The site has images of famous people, portraits, subjects and
views. Images from the author's collection can be made available
for commercial, educational or personal use. Charges are made
for these services.
The author also buys and sells old photographs and ephemera.
He recently launched a second web site, designed particularly
for family history researchers. The site is titled Cartes de
Iain Sommerville has
created a Burntisland Online
web site for Burntisland, Fife. The site includes details of Andrew Young's work as a
photogrpaher, artist and historian.
Burntisland is on the northern coast of the Firth
of Forth, about eight miles to the north of Edinburgh.