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Messrs Edwards

and

Edwards, Counsell & Miles

What is known of Messrs Edwards?

Their name appeared in the  advertisements in the Caledonian Mercury for daguerreotype portraits taken at 19 Prince's Street, Edinburgh.

This studio was in the name of:

Messrs Edwards  March, April 1842

Edwards, Counsell & Miles  May, early June 1842

Counsell & Miles  late June, July? 1842

Counsell  July?, August 1842 to January 1843

There were many further adverts for the studio at 19 Princes Street, after it passed from Messrs Edwards to Mr Counsel.  Please click below to see these adverts:

19 Princes Street ...    More studio adverts

The adverts from March, April and May 1842, that mentioned Messrs Edwards,  are reproduced below.

  

Advert

Edwards

 March and April 1842

Patronised by the Royal Family

INSTANTANEOUS DAGUERREOTYPE

or PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS

by

Messrs EDWARDS & CO's
 NEW PATENTED IMPROVED PROCESS

From the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London

Messrs Edwards beg to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Edinburgh that on Tuesday next the 5th of April, they will commence taking PORTRAITS by an almost instantaneous process, producing FAITHFUL and PLEASING LIKENESSES, in these premises, No 19, PRINCES STREET (late Harvey's Bazaar

This improvement will be hailed as the greatest desideratum in this wonderful art, for hitherto, when the sitting required any length of time, the features were unavoidably constrained or unnatural.  Specimens exhibited a the Rooms where Portraits will be taken daily

As sunshine is not necessary,
dull weather does not prevent the operation

As Messrs Edwards & Co can only remain for a short time,
parties are requested to pay them an early visit.

[Caledonian Mercury  31 March 1842, 4 April 1842
ALSO  9 April 1842, but no reference to the opening.]

  

Advert

Edwards, Counsell & Miles

 9 May 1842

Patronised by the Royal Family

PORTRAIT ROOM
19, PRINCES STREET

(Late Harvey Bazaar)

INSTANTANEOUS DAGUERREOTYPE
OR
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS

By Messrs
  EDWARDS, COUNSELL & MILES

NEW PATENTED IMPROVED PROCESS

From the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London
and the Photographic Institute, Brighton.

Messrs Edwards, Counsell & Miles beg to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Edinburgh that they continue to take faithful and pleasing PORTRAITS by that Patent Improved Process in PHOTOGRAPHY, at the above Rooms from ten till four o'clock pm.

Portraits are produced in any state of the atmosphere; and the time of sitting only occupies a few seconds.  Specimens can be seen at the Rooms.

[Caledonian Mercury  9 May 1842]

Messrs Edwards, Counsell & Miles also advertised in The Scotsman, 11 May 1842, page 1.

 

Edward Joseph Edwards

or possibly Edward Josephs Edwards

The 'Edwards' in Messrs Edwards and Edwards, Counsell & Miles appears to have been Edward Joseph(s) Edwards.  He was:

-   a former employee of Beard.
Beard later took action against Edwards in 1842 because he was operating a daguerreotype studio in Finsbury, London without a licence from Beard.

-   an operator for Claudet at the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London

-   operating in Glasgow in 1842.
Edwards appears to have been in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh during the course of 1842.  The advertisements above give dates for Edinburgh.

-   operating in Dumfries in March 1843.
While in Dumfries, Edwards announced that he was about to visit Russia

[A Faithful Likeness;  Bernard & Pauline Heathcote - with thanks to David Simkin for advising me of this book.]

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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