Records from John Moffat's
I believe that I read in a
booklet by John Moffat's grandson that records from John Moffat's
business (but not photographs) have been deposited with the National
Archives of Scotland at Register House, Edinburgh. If they are still
there, they may record the numbers of the photos that he produced each
It was common practice in the nineteenth century
for photographers to number their photos chronologically and to write the
numbers on the back of cartes de visite and cabinet prints, so that the
sitter could order further copies at a later date.
If I find time to check the Register House
records, and if they enable Moffat's photos to be dated from the numbers
written on the back of the photos, I'll add the info to this site.