Thank you to Diana and Chris Kieman for writing
again to tell me:
thought Edward Ireland had moved to Edinburgh, but we have now found that
he lived in Manchester, certainly up to 1901.
he ran his business in Edinburgh from 1885 to 1892.
dates agree with the dates that I have for his photographic business in
Edinburgh, based on the Edinburgh trade directories.
Three of his children also became
photographers. The eldest, Elizabeth, also printed the photographs.
She seems to have ‘retired’ possibly after she got married.
Edward was certainly a man of parts.
At the age of 18 he was an iron moulder, at 28 a Parish Clerk but by the
time he was 38 he was a photographer employing 5 men, 2 women and a boy!
Diana and Chris Kieman, Lancashire: July