Alexander Hutcheson & Son
William J Hutcheson
R C Hutcheson
William J Hutcheson was listed as William J Hutchison in
This page contains several questions, not yet answered.
I hope somebody will be able to provide some of the answers.
Hutcheson family were based in Colinton, South of Edinburgh, now within the
1922: Alexander Hutcheson was Stationer
William J Hutcheson [his
son?] was Photographer.
1925-58: Alexander Hutcheson & Son
were: Stationers, Photographers, etc.
Alexander Hutcheson & Son
were: Stationers Photographic Dealers,
However, Alexander Hutcheson appears to have been producing photographs
many years before he first appeared in the Edinburgh trade directories
is one of several post cards views of Colinton that he produced.
This card by A Hutcheson was published by JR Russell, Edinburgh and has
a post mark dated 1905.
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of Water of Leith near Colinton
There was a photographer, Alexander Hutchison, bases
at 29 Cockburn Street . He produced portraits on his cartes de
visite. He advertised on the back of them:
Monuments &c. photographed"
Was this the same man as Alexander Hutcheson of Colinton?
Here are two of his cartes de visite.
I have not found any mention of of this photographer in the
trade directories, so do not know when his studio at 29 Cockburn Street
Perhaps somebody with a good knowledge of 19th century
e-mail me and suggest a date for these photos.
All the images above are reproduced with acknowledgement to the
Scottish Genealogy Society
Another Carte de Visite
been able to trace any reference to an Alex Hutcheson in any of
the 19th century trade directories, so don't know the dates of the
cartes de visite above.
However, I'd like to thank Michael Melrose
for sending me images of the front and back of one of his cartes
de visite by Alex Hutchison.
- The front is a studio of a lady
standing beside what appears to be the same chair as appears on
the two cartes de visite above
- The back is simpler than above.
It just gives Alex Hutchison's name and address in four lines of
print without any artwork. However his address is the same
as above and the same message appears along the bottom of the
'Tombs, Monuments &c.
There is also a hand-written message on the
back, which reads:
'Got this Carte de visite, Oct
This suggests to me that the two cartes de
visite above may date from around mid- to late-1870s.
Michael Melrose, Greenbank, Edinburgh:
March 2, 2011
The photos above is
from an album that has been donated to the Scottish Genealogy
inscription on the front of the album reads 'AG Fraser,
Most of the photos
in the album are from studios in Edinburgh. A few are from
studios in Musselburgh, Leven, Walthamstow and Forfar &
Here are more photos
from the same album.
Do you have any
idea which family this album might have belonged to? If so,
please e-mail me, then I'll pass your message on to the Scottish
- Peter Stubbs: January
West Maitland Street
Was Alex J Hutcheson of Colinton related to the earlier Edinburgh
photographer, RC Hutcheson who had a studio at 4 West Maitland Street,
close to the West End of Princes Street, in 1891?
Thank you to Dr Mairghread JH
Ellis who wrote about her great grandfather, Alexander Hutchison.
Was he the same man as any of
the other Alex Hutchisons already mentioned on this page?
Waverley Photo Exhibition
"My great grandfather, Alexander Hutchison, won the Waverley Photo exhibition
medal for a photograph entitled the 'Turn of the Burn (Glenfarg)'.
understanding is that he was an early member of EPS (Edinburgh
Photographic Society). He lived in
Nelson Street and then in Dublin Street and had a cabinet making and
joinery business in Dublin Meuse on a site that has recently been redeveloped
into modern flats by Lorn McLean.
Could this be the Alex Hutchison
mentioned in the EPS early history?
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
hold some pictures of inhabitants of St Kilda attributed to him.
were on show at an exhibition there in 1993.
In 1996 my mother had an article about him published in 'Studies in
Hutchison: a Victorian Photographer'."
Dr Mairghread JH Ellis, Queen Margaret University,
Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland