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Mike Petty’s Guides for the Cambridgeshire Researcher

Cambridgeshire Photographers 1844-1990

Between September 1990 & November 1992 I wrote a series of articles in the Cambridge Weekly News about some 76 photographers who have worked in and around Cambridgeshire during the last 150 years. They represent but a small proportion of the list of over 430 names of people who have are known to have taken pictures, either as amateur or professional, and whose work is represented in the files of the Cambridgeshire Collection in Lion Yard Library, Cambridge. Usually only a small proportion of their output has survived, perhaps only a snap or two, and the details of the person behind the lens have been even more sketchy.

During the course of these articles however much new material was donated to the Collection and many relatives and friends of the people so inadequately surveyed have added to the information recorded about them.

This article attempts to identify the first person to have set up a professional studio in Cambridge. This issue was considered in the columns of the Cambridge Daily News in December 1939 when a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, much more expert in matters technical, proffered his thoughts.

He traced the earliest photographic process to the Daguerreotype, first invented in 1831 and recounted how portrait studios were established in London in 1840. Such portraits were expensive and it was not until 1851 that a cheaper process came along. This was the collodian positive invented by F. Scott Archer of Bishop's Stortford which captured images on glass. It had the important bonus in that the process was portable and itinerant photographers became great attractions at village feasts along with other stalls and shooting galleries. They were not always welcome apparently. In 1864 Henry Pendle of Soham, photographic artist, accused two Lt Downham men of causing wilful damage to his booth at Downham Feast - perhaps they did not like their likeness and at Ely the booths were described as eyesores and taking away trade from the established photographers. An early practitioner was Dick Hutchinson who lived somewhere on East Road and "worked" Yarmouth beach each Summer, though he apparently had no Cambridge studio.

Other early contenders for the honour were considered to Edward Gage of Sidney Street, William Pugh of James Street and George Sheldon of Melbourn Passage who were amongst those trading in 1863 together with several others already covered by these present articles. But it now appears that these were not in fact the first.

The earliest record of a Cambridge photographer seems to have been in August 1844 when the "Cambridge Chronicle" carried an advertisement for "Beard's Patent Daguerreo type or photographic portraits". They sent their reporter to St Mary's Passage where he expressed "surprise ... that the beautiful and marvellous art of Photographic portrait-painting has not long since been introduced into the town of Cambridge since other places of far less note have been favoured by enterprising individuals with opportunities of profiting by the Exercise of this Science". The reporter commented: "People fancy that everything which is got in London is better than the same thing in the country; but prima facie a photographic portrait taken by the action of light will be more perfect when the plate is acknowledged up in the clear atmosphere of Cambridge than in the pea soup affair which Londoners breath".

The enterprising exponent who opened this studio in St Mary's Passage was William Nichols and his business flourished despite the newspaper's caution that: "Photography is no flatterer, it paints us as we are, with every wrinkle and every stray hair plainly marked" people responded to the challenge of having "their true lineaments indelibly stamped on metal". It would appear that he had been practising his profession elsewhere for in 1864 he acknowledges the patronage he had enjoyed for the previous 25 years - taking him back to 1839.

By 1861 his advertisements promised "views of the town and university in great variety" with stereoscopic views at 1/- each or 10/- per dozen, more expensive in real terms than examples of his work which we have purchased recently. Perhaps it was Nichols who took the earliest exterior photograph we hold - that of Hobson's Conduit when situated on the corner of Market Hill, before its removal to Brookside in 1856.

Nichols took his son into partnership in 1864 and they continued to trade from his original studio until 1870 before moving to premises adjacent where he continued for another decade. Later Hills & Co, Clement Shaw and Kidd and Baker traded from the address.

Yet there remains some doubt as to whether Nichols was in fact the earliest photographer for when the question was considered in the Cambridge Daily News in 1939 one correspondent came up with the name of George Proctor. His source was one of the men to whom the historian of the present owes a great debt of gratitude, Cambridge's first librarian and founder of the Cambridgeshire Collection, John Pink. Thanks to Pink's work and especially the files of local newspapers he amassed and which are now being indexed more clues are daily being discovered, just as each day more photographs are added to the county's premier record of pictures of the past.

Since I wrote this final article in November 1992 there have been many changes. The Cambridgeshire Collection is now accommodated in part of the second floor of the Central Library in Lion Yard, Cambridge. Its treasures are no longer visible. But there are still some specialist staff and the material is still accessible.

One useful development has been the computerisation of the illustrations catalogue which is now available via the Internet. One section of this catalogue is an index of photographers and artists that should make identification of their work easier.

What follows below is a list of Cambridgeshire photographers compiled in 1991. The Collection may well have identified many more since those days.

If you would like further details or copies of my articles on individual photographers – marked with an ‘*’ then please contact me.

M.J. Petty MBE, MA, ALA,
13a Reads Street, Stretham,
Ely, Cambs. CB6 3JT
phone 01353 648106  
E-mail mikepetty13a@gmail.com

November 2006

Cambridgeshire Photographers 1844-1990

Sources checked:

 

Cambridge Antiquarian Society photographic record donors ("CAS)

 
 

Cambridge Photographic Club minutes ("CPC")

 
 

Carling, C & Human, B "Fen archive" ("FA")

 
 

Petty. M.J. Century of CDN ("CDN")

 
 

Petty, M.J. The Cambridge photographers at Post Office Terrace. -"Cambridge" no.29 : Winter 1991-2 ("POP")

 
 

Petty, M.J. "Eye on the past" : articles in Cambridge Weekly News 1990-1992 ("CWN")

 
 

Photographers chronicle

 
 

Photographers cards "K"=Kelly (county) "S"=Spalding

 
 

Rouse, M "Cambridgeshire in early postcards" ("R78")

 
 

* : those written up in CWN

 

ADAMS

CAS 1924

 

ALEXANDRA STUDIO

St Neots & St Ives

 
 

display advert

 

*ALLEN, Dr F.J

lectures CPC 9.2.15

 
 

CAS 1928

 

AMBROSE, Owen

from Stuntney

c1897

ANDREW, David

Elsworth, took all cards of area

c1900-10s

 

have photo & details

 

APTHORPE, Miss Dora

Cherry Hinton Rd

K1922-33

ARNSBY, William J

Whittlesey

K1900-04

ASKEW, Miss Alice

March

K1922-37

ASPLAND, Miss C

March

K1922

ASPLIN, Emma Sophia (1871-1948)

details

FA

AUSTIN, Frank

March

K1912

BAKER see KIDD & BAKER

   

BAKER-SMITH, E.W.

Mill Rd

K1916-53

BALDING, Alfred

Wisbech

K1869

BALDWIN, J

CAS 1937

 

*BALL, Edward Speare

Regent St

K1900-22

 

display advert

 
 

CWN 4.12.91

 

BALL, F.C.

Mill Rd

S1907-11

*BANSALL, Dr

gives name to society - see Bansall club minutes

 
 

declines to join CAS survey

CAS 1904

 

dies 2.11.37 CPC

 
 

CWN 25.4.91

 

BARRETT, Miss E.R.

Victoria St

K1916

BARRINGTON-BROWN, A.C.

Park St

K1953-57

BASEBE see MASON & BASEBE

   

BEALES, George

March

K1883

BEALES & KENNERELL

Wisebch

K1879

BELL, Alfred

Victoria st

K1900-09

*BELL & CO

postcard pub'r

 

BELLAMY, Mrs

CAS 1929

 

BELLAMY, D.D.

CAS 1928

 

BELLAMY, Reginald T

CAS 1928

 

BENNETT BROTHERS, Wisbech

produced postcards

R78

BERTOLLE, Richard

March

K1892-1908

BIRD, Vernon

March

K1908

BIRD, william Henry Vernon

Wisbech

K1904

*BLANCHARD, Valentine

Wisbech

K1883

 

CWN 25.2.92

 

*BLANCHARD, Valentine

Post Office Terrace

S1887

 

successor to J.E. Bliss

 
 

cartes de visite

 
 

display advert

 
 

POP

 
 

article BJP

 
 

CWN 14.2.91, CWN 25.2.92

 

*BLISS, John E.

Post Office terrace

S1878

 

7 St Andrews steet

 
 

display advert

 
 

advert

1881, Nov 26

 

S1881-83

 
 

"late Arthur Nicholls"

 
 

succeeded by Valentine Blanchard

 
 

cartes de visite

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 14.2.91

 

BOLTON, Mrs Martha

Ely

K1892-1904

BOLTON, Samuel

Ely

K1883-88

*BOLTON, Thomas Samuel

Ely

 
 

Market Place

K1904

 

Fore Hill

K1908-37

 

produced postcards

R78 p17

 

CWN 11.4.91

 

*BOOTS THE CHEMIST

postcards

 
 

CWN 23.10.91

 

BOWSER, Henry

Wisbech

K1879

BOYD, R.H.

photos Bassingbourn

CAS 1924

BRADLEY, William

Newnham

1866-7

 

Ely

K1879

BRENNERS BAZAAR

Wisbech

 
 

produced postcards

R78

BRIGGS, C

CAS 1928

 

BRINDLEY, Mrs

CAS 1929

 

BRINDLEY, H.H.

CAS 1935

 

*BROOM, Anderson

Priory St

S1925-33

 

dies 9.1933 (Rev Yr)

 
 

CWN 20.5.92

 

BROWN, K

CAS 1932

 

BROWN, Jn L

Wisbech

K1904,K1916

BROWN & CO

Wisbech

K1912-16

 

produced postcards

R78

 

March

K1922

BROWN & REAM

Wisbech

K1908

BRUCE, B

Northampton St

K1948-51

BRUNNEY, P.A.L.

elected 9.10.34 CPC

 
 

elected 4.3.45 CPC

 
 

see tape recordings

 

BULLEN, R.H.

death CPC 1.2.38

 

*BULLOCK, J.H.

many references CPC

 
 

gives 600 prints

CAS 1928-9 etc

 

CWN 25.10.90

 

BURKITT, M.C.

CAS 1930,35 etc

 

BURROWS, J.F., Ely

produced postcards

R78 p17

BUSHNELL, G.H.S.

Gt Chesterford

CAS 1938

BUTCHER, Miss

CAS 1936

 

BUTCHER, G.W

Littleport

 
 

advert Barbers

1921

BUTCHER, W

Bridge St

K1896-1912

 

cartes de visite

 

*BYWATERS, F.J.

CAS 1943

 
 

CWN 26.9.91

 

CAMBRIDGE, E.E

Mill Rd

K1929-40

CAMBRIDGE, R.O.

Mill Rd

K1908-1922

 

"negatives reported destroyed" Jan 1975

 

CARTER, Miss

CAS 1929

 

CAVE, C.J.P

CAS 1929

 

CHANDLER, A.V.

Mill rd

K1920-22

CHANDLER, Albert

Fitzroy St

S1926-40

CHAPMAN, Horace

Whaddon

K1922-37

CLARK, Robert H

see postcard series

 

*CLARKE, John Palmer

Post office Terrace

S1895-1934

 

"late Colin Lunn

 
 

cartes de visite

 
 

display advert

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 31.1.91, 7.2.91

 

CLARKE, William

Chatteris

K1858

CLENETT, E.C.

Lower Park St

S1887

CLENETT, ernest

Willow Walk

K1896-1908

 

Portugal St

S1910-11

*COATES, H, Wisbech

produced postcards (details)

R78

 

CWN 27.5.52

 

*COBBETT, Louis

CAS 1928

 

CODMAN, John,

travelling photographer

1867, Jun 1

COLLIER, T.E.

CAS 1928

 

COOK, Arthur Walt

Ely

K1866-75

COOKE,

Ely. Market street

K1858-69

 

fire at premises

1870, Jan 15

COOKE, Miss

CAS 1929

 

COOKE, K

CAS 1928

 

*COOPER, J

Sawston, postcards

 

*COOPER, T.R.

Swaffham Prior

K1916-22

 

CWN 18.7.91

 

COULSON, B.B.

cine pioneer CPC 30.11.43

 

COULSON, C.B.

CAS 1932

 

COWLES, S

CAS 1932

 

COX, William

Chatteris

K1879

CREEK, Charles D

Union Rd

 
 

cartes de visite

 

CRISP. A.W. & co

Kings Parade

S1912-40

CRISP, R.S.

Sussex St

S1932-35

*CUDWORTH, C.L.

references in CPC 8.4.41,16.12.41,23.3.43,16.5.44,8.8.44

 
 

see Collections file

 
 

CWN 21.3.91

 

CURTIS, D

CAS 1928

 

DAVIES, Peter Hughes

March

K1869

DAVIS, Arthur

Rose Crescent

S1913-15

 

"photos of University life a speciality"

 

DENSTON, A.R., Ely

produced postcards

R78 p17

DIKO TRADING CO

Victoria rd

S1931-35

 

lectures on windmills CPC 29.7.411

 

DRAKE, Oliver B

Leys Ave

K1948

DRAKE, William

Norfolk St

K1896

DRING, Robert

Newnham

K1888-1904

DRYSDALE, Alfred

Wisbech

K1892

DUMBLETON STUDIOS

account of growth - "Whither Whittlesford" Aut 1981

 

EASTERN PRESS AGENCY

Castle St

S1933-57

EDELSTEIN, William

38 Hills Rd

K1892

 

"1889" TT 23.12.1939

 

EDWARDS, Ernest

photos used in Cooper "Memorials"

 

*EVELYN-WHITE, C.H.

CAS

 

*FARREN, William

10 Rose Crescent

 
 

display advert

 
 

new photographic rooms opened

1864, Oct 1

 

enters business brother, now "Farren bros"

1865, Nov.11

 

people to attend early in hot weather

1865, Sep.23

 

opens branch Chatteris

1866, Jan.13

 

Chesterton rd

S1867

 

continues

1870, Jan 1

 

a really good paying concern : selling off the printselling business 1870, May 7

 
 

advert

1870, May 7

 

Jesus Lane

K1874

 

fire at premises

1874, Nov 7

 

combined photographic art gallery : will not open in St Andrews street after all

1875, Jan 9

 

temporary gallery Jesus Lane

 
 

1875, Jun 5

 
 

Market St

K1879-81

 

new instantaneous process, Market St

 
 

1881, May 7

 
 

arbitration case re Market St [rp, nd]

 
 

suceeded by R.H. Lord - some of his Cartes de visite use Farrens design

 
 

CWN 27.6.91

 

*FARREN, William Scott

see CPC

 
 

article re birds

Country Life 18.3.1905 (CDN)

 

many references CPC; includes reminiscences 1.3.38 CPC

 

FARREN BROS,

10 & 11 Rose Crescent

S1866-67

 

1867, May 25

 
 

partnership dissolved, continued by W. Farren

 

FEGAN, E.S.

CAS 1928

 

FELTON, Herbert

exhibits CPC 30.10.23

 

FENN, E

CAS 1929

 

FENTON, Horace

borough librarian, elected CPC 8.1.35

 
 

CAS 1938

 

FITZROY STUDIONS see CHANDLER, Albert

   

FOSTER, J.E.

CAS 1931

 

FOWLER, Gordon E

CAS 1932

 

*FOWLER BROS

Gamlingay

 
 

CWN 1.7.92

 

*FRITH, F

photos in Cooper Memorials

 
 

see Francis frith collection files

 
 

CWN 6.6.91, 13.6.91

 

GAGE, Edward

44 Sidney St (TT 23.12.1939)

1863

GARDINER & CO, Wisbech

produced postcards

R78

GATES, Thomas George

Fitzroy st

S1895

GATES & STARR

Mill Road

SA 1889

 

display advert

 

GATES BROS

Mill Road

K1891-2

 

advert

1890, Jul 9

GATTY, H

CAS 1938

 

GAUTREY, Harry

Portugal place

K1888

GEE, Charles R

Chatteris

K1916

*GEORGE, Margaret (1899-1983)

Guyhirn

 
 

details

FA

*GERMANY, Leslie

CWN 29.7.92

 

GILSON, H.C.

CAS 1931

 

*GILLSON, Frederick

Burwell

K1900-12

 

produced postcards

R78

 

negatives held in Ipswich CRO - list in

 
 

"Illustrations" file

 
 

CWN 16.5.91

 

GODDEN, John Harvey

Sawston

K1904-1922

 

some prints possibly available :

 
 

contact Crampton & Sons, Mr Godden, High St

 
 

Sawston

 

GOODE, G

CAS 1932

 

GOODISON, J.W.

CAS 1937

 

*GOODRICH, C.E.

on work professional photog'r

12.1.1927 (CDN)

 

POP

 
 

see Palmer Clarke

 

GOODRICH & SANDERSON

Posr Office Terrace

K1904-1922

see Palmer Clarke

 

GOSHAWK, Alfred

Mill Rd

S1881

GRAINGER, Albert

Burwell

K1929-37

*GRAINGER, Dorothy

see Photog'rs card & collection

 
 

CWN 14.10.90

 

*GRAY, J.P.

postcards

 
 

CWN 12.8.92

 

*GRIFFITH, Edward

took photos for local press

1929-30

 

article : C & P.L. March 1975 p14-15

 
 

CWN 6.12.90

 

*GRIFFITHS, J.C.

photographic surveying CPC 24.4.23

 
 

killed CPC 23.10.23

 

GRIGGS, Frank

Newmarket

K1929-37

GWYNNE, Clement

Soham

K1912

 

March

K1916

HADDON, E.B.

CAS 1932

 

HAILEY, Clarence

Newmarket

K1896-1929

HANSCOMBE, E.M.

CAS 1932

 

HARDING, Col

CAS 1924

 

HARDING, G.W.

on Post office CPC 17.12.35

 

HARLOCK, F.L.

"going back to 1860s, Ely

CAS 1935

*HATFIELD, C.G.M.

colour transp CPC 8.11.38

 
 

see Collections files

 
 

CWN 1.8.91, 8.8.91

 
 

CAS 1935

 

HATLEY, G.F. Miss

CAS 1928

 

HAYES, J.L.

nominated CPC 1.2.16

 

*HAYLES, W.H.

CAS 1932

 
 

prizes Ch 9.1.1891

 
 

CWN 13.11.91

 

HAYLOCK, E.C., March

produced postcards

R78

*HAYNES, J.L.

negatives collections

 
 

CWN 20.11.91, 27.11.91

 

HAZELDINE, C.H.B.

Chatteris

K1892

HENDERSON, A

Sidney St

S1910-11

HENDERSON, R

Dick, first photographer TT 23.12.39

 

HICKSON, G.F.

lectures CPC 11.1.44

 

HILLS, G.J.

died 18.3.23 CPC

 

HILLS, Robert

see HILLS & SAUNDERS

 

HILLS & CO

St Mary's Passage

K1883-87

 

"Photographs of Wisbech & neighbourhood"

c1899

*HILLS & SAUNDERS

15 Kings Parade

 
 

display advert

 
 

1868, Oct 10

 
 

K1869-92

 
 

advert

K1869

 

started a branch business, relinquished June 1888

 
 

bankruptcy Ch 8.3.92

 
 

pics of Backs as Christmas cards

13.12.1889 (CDN)

 

19 Kings Parade

S1907-40

 

cartes de visite

 
 

Ralph Starr worked before starting Starr & Rignall

 
 

1950 (CDN)

 
 

CWN 18.12.91

 

HILTON, E

East Rd

S1911-15

HINLEY, John

Lynn Rd

K1888

HOPE, St John Lady

CAS 1936

 

HOPPETT, E.C.

CAS 1930

 

HOWARD, Mrs Mary

Chatteris

K1912

HOWELL, Thomas

Wisbech

K1892-1900

*HUGHES, H.C.

CAS 1932

 
 

CWN 15.7.92

 

HULBERT-POWELL

lectures corbels CPC 27.7.43

 
 

CAS 1939

 

*HUMPHREYS, A.E.

CWN 11.3.92

 

HUNT, Thomas Bidwell

Fitzroy St

S1895-1926

 

see "Illustrations collections"

 
 

pictures pre 1878 & after 1860

 
 

CWN 19.9.91, 30.10.91

 

HUNT, Thomas Reuben

St Edwards Passage

K1912

 

"late of Hills & Saunders"

 
 

cartes de visite

 

HUTCHINSON, Dick

"took early photos, Yarmouth beach", TT 23.12.1939

 

HUTT, J

Park St

S1866-67

IMPERIAL PHOTO CO

Regent St

S1908-10

IMPERIAL PHOTO CO

Wisbech

K1929

INGRAM, G.I.C.

CAS 1940

 

JARMAN, H

Newmarket

K1912-33

 

lantern slides of Ely CPC 20.1.25

 

JARMAN, L.J.

death CPC 2.10.34

 
 

CAS 1928

 

JARMAN, M.A.

CAS 1928

 

*JARROLDS

postcards

 
 

CWN 30.10.91

 

*JEFFREYS, H

CWN 20.6.91

 

JERMYN, O.H.

elected CPC 13.10.25

 
 

CAS 1928

 

JOHNSON, Misses

CAS 1928

 

JOHNSON, Agnes

death CPC 28.12.43

 

JOHNSON, Ben

slides of river CPC 28.11.44

 

*JOHNSON, E

Wisbech

K1864-92

 

Fen & Marshland churches

 
 

Gardiner p.112,186

 

*JOHNSON, H.S.

CAS 1930

 
 

CWN 17.6.92

 

JOHNSON, J

CAS 1932

 

JOHNSON, M.J.

CAS 1929

 

JONES, Owen

Nk & N. Photographic soc exhibited

1856

 

Colman has catalogue

 
 

see photog's card

 

*JUDGE, F

postcards

 
 

CWN 11.12.91

 

KENNERELL see also BEALES & KENNERELL

   

KENNERELL, John

Wisbech

K1883-1900

 

pics in Gardiner

 

KIDD & BAKER

St Mary's Passage

S1907-39

KING, P.J.

Bottisham

CAS 1924

KING, W

cine - see CPC

 

KITTRIDGE, H.J.

CAS 1928

 

LAFONT, B, Miss

12 Sussex St

K1916-22

*LANE, Walter Martin (1906-1973)

Ely

 
 

details

FA

 

elected CPC 31.10.44

 
 

see collections index

 
 

article Sept 1990, CWN

 

LANGDON-DAVIES, F.H.

elected Fellow RPS CPC 16.2.26

 

*LAURIE & McCONNAL

postcards

 
 

CWN 13.5.92

 

LEACH & SON, Wisbech

produced postcards

R78

LEE, Nick

Post office Terrace

 
 

POP

 

LEIGH, Edward

19 Kings Parade

K1948-57

 

"Eaden Lilley have taken over business

 
 

and acquired negatives" 4.1987

 

LETHBRIDGE, T.C.

CAS 1940

 

LIDDELL & WILLIAMS

Wisbech

K1869

*LILES, W.E.

CWN 11.11.91

 

LILLEY, G

Wisbech

K1858

LISTER, James H

13 Abbey Rd

K1892

LLOYD, A.H.

CAS 1936

 

LOFTS, P

Post Office Terrace

 
 

POP

 

LOOKER, Donald

photos appear in A. Looker "Cambridge

 
 

Wesley Methodist"

1912

*LORD, Ralph Herbert

13 (19 & 20) Market St

S1884-K1900

 

wins prize Vienna

Ch.4.10.89 & (CDN)

 

wins honour

Ch 21.4.93

 

succeeded Wm Farren

c1891

 

cartes de visite collection

 
 

see CDN 24.4.37 p6

 
 

CWN 7.3.91

 

LUCAS, C

CAS 1936

 

*LUNN, Colin

Post Office Terrace

S1891-K92

 

late Blanchard & Lunn, set up on own

 
 

negatives in PCRB

 
 

succeeded by J. Palmer Clarke

 
 

carte de visite collection

 
 

see BLANCHARD

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 14.2.91

 

LYNCH, R.J.

lectures on trees CPC 2.2.15

 

McGLONE, Weston Joseph

Newmarket

K1929-37

MARGORIS, Mrs

CAS 1933

 

MARMARAS, John

colour photos in Grant, Cambridge

 

MASON, Herbert

18 Mill Road

K1900-S1920

*MASON, P Matthews

see CPC 6.4.37, 25.4.39, 15.3.37

 
 

speaks CPC 6.4.37

 
 

well known CPC 25.4.39

 
 

see photographic collections file

 
 

CWN 22.8.91 5.9.91

 

MASON, William

Rose Crescent

 
 

elected CPC 17.2.25

 

MASON & BASEBE

19 & 20 Market St

S1901-10

MASON & CO,

   

London

1859, Apr 9

 
 

7a St Andrews St

S1911-33

 

display advert

 

*MAYLAND, W

Market St

K1858

 

20 St Andrews St

K1864-69

 

photos Prince at Horticultural Show

Ch 11.6.64 p5

 

summoned Sandringham

Ch 8.5.66 p8

 

article CDN 22.8.1960 filed history

 
 

display advert & Melville's

carte de visite collection

 

CWN 4.4.91

 

MAYNARD, George

Chesterton Rd

K1874-78

 

95 Victoria Rd

K1883-1911

 

display advert

 
 

advt K1874

 

MEAN, William

2 Fitzroy St

K1896-S1904

MEDCALF, F

Balsham

c1890s

MEHEW, H R

Wisbech

K1896-1904

MILL ROAD STUDIO

18 Mill Rd

K1957

MINNS

CAS 1943

 

MINTEN, A

Wisbech

K1929-33

MISSEN, D.F.R.

CAS 1936

 

MITCHELL, W.A.

CAS 1938

 

MITCHELL, W R

47 Newmarket rd

S1933-35

MITTON

CAS 1929

 

*MONSON, E

57 Regent St

K1858

 

1859, Feb 12, Apr 16

 
 

sues undergraduate

Ch 29.10.59 p7

 

CWN 8.1.92, 22.1.92

 

MOORE, K Mrs

CAS 1928

 

MOORE, T.S

died CPC 7.43

 
 

CAS 1932

 

MORGAN, J

lectures CPC 21.11.16

 

MORLEY, Benjamin

Burwell

 
 

produced postcards taken by Austin

 
 

R78

 

*MORLEY, E.W.,

Linton

 
 

featured in detail

R78

 

CWN 1.11.90

 

MORTIMER, F.J.

photos on show CPC 30.6.18

 

MOSS, G, Haverhill

new photographic studio

1891, Jan 9

*MOTT, E

see collections files

 
 

see ROUSE, M. Ted Mott's Cambridge

 
 

CWN 23.5.91, 30.5.91

 

MOULE

photos from

 
 

CAS 1924

 

MOXON, C

Chateris

K1904-08

*MUNDY, P.C.D.

CAS 1944

 

MURRAY

1856, Aug 30

 
 

paper negs made 50 years ago CPC 12.5.14

 

MURRAY, K.M.E. Miss

CAS 1942

 

MURRAY. M.A

CAS 1936

 

MUSPRATT

see Ramsey & Muspratt

 

MYERS, Mrs F.W.H.

Graphic 4.11.1900 p4

 

NAYLOR, Robert

58 Sidney St

K1874

*NICHOLLS, Arthur

5 All Saints Passage opens studio

1864

 

Ch 1.7.65 p1

 
 

S1866

 
 

Post Office Terrace

K1874

 

"succeeded by J.E. Bliss"

S1878

 

cartes de visite

 
 

display advert

 
 

"Nicholls album"

 
 

info : see Illustrations collections

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 21.2.91, 28.2.91

 

NICHOLLS, F

Fordham

K1904-08

NICHOLS, Edward E

244 Newmarket Rd

S1884

NICHOLS, Frances, Mrs

Chesterton Rd

K1869

NICHOLS, Frederick

24 Albert rd

M1867

NICHOLS, George Albert

"born in Cambridge, went to America, returned

 
 

to Hertfordshire as a photographer in 1870s

 
 

& then went to Stamford were he ran a photography

 
 

business until his death in 1897"

 

NICHOLS, James

Chesterton road

 
 

died

Ch 12.8.65 p4

 

see also Nichols Bros

 

*NICHOLS, W

St Mary's Passage

K1858

 

adv Rail Travellers Walk 1861 "views of town in great variety, stereoscopic views

 
 

acknowledges patronage last 25 years now

 
 

W. Nichols & sons

1864, Oct 15

 

display advert

 
 

POP

 

NICHOLS, W & SONS,

2 St Mary's Passage

K1864-79

 

"no connection any other 'Nichols'

Ch 16.12.65 p1

 

remove to new premises adjacent old

1870, Mar 12

*NICHOLS BROS,

5 Chesterton Rd

 
 

1857, Feb 2

 
 

S1866-67

 
 

exhibits port Mayor

Ch 30.4.64 p4

 

death James

Ch 12.8.65 p4

 

photos police

Ch 14.10.65 p8

 

supplies portrait Clutton

Ch 7.7.66 p4

 

picture Fenners

Ch 28.7.66 p4

 

& Chesterton church

 
 

"People's photographers"

1867, May 25

NORMAN, Bert

March

K1929-33

*NORTH, Percy James

see collections index

 
 

CWN 15.11.90

 

OLLETT, C

CAS 1931

 

OVERTON, William G

Soham

K1892

OGLE, E.C.

death CPC 1.10.35

 

PAIGE, Alice, Miss

Histon

K1900-08

 

Impington

K1912

PAIN, H

CAS 1946

 

PALMER, A.J.

elected CPC 15.2.27

 

PALMER, E.S.

CAS 1928

 

*PALMER, William Mortlock

see CPC

 
 

CAS 1928

 
 

CWN 14.3.91

 

PARKER-SMITH

gives list his negs

CAS 1925

PARSONS, C Miss

CAS 1935

 

PATCHETT, Tom

Lode

K1900

PATE, H

CAS 1929

 

PAYNE, Henry

Newmarket

K1874

*PECK, E.S.

"old Cambridge"

CAS 1944

PENDLE, Henry

Soham

K1864-74

 

damage to booth

1864, Jun 18, Jun 25

PENTNEY, William Henry, Peterborough

featured in detail

R78

PORTER, Charles

Norfolk St

 
 

see cartes de visite collection

 

PORTER, N.T. Mrs

CAS 1931

 

PORTER, Thomas

Norfolk St , 6 St Matthews buildings

S1884

POULTON & SON

see Gardiner History of Wisbech

 

PRATT, L.D.

photos from

CAS 1924

*PRIEST, J.H.

CWN 3.10.91

 

PROCTOR, George

K1850

 
 

earliest photographer, died 1867 TT 30.12.39

 

PUGH, W

21 James St

K1864-95

*RAMSEY & MUSPRATT

St Andrews St

S1932-34

 

Post Office Terrace

K1937-57

 

"incorporate J.P.Clarke" K1934

 
 

lectures Photographic Club

11.6.46

 

see negatives files

 
 

see Tapes & Video collections

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 10.1.91, 17.1.91

 

RANGEL, Blas

new photographic studio, Roman Rooms, Jesus Lane

 
 

1868, May 23

 
 

K1869

 

REAM see also BROWN & REAM

   

*REAM, Lilian, (1877-1961),

Wisbech

K1912-37

 

produced postcards

R78

 

details

FA

 

"Scenes from studio"

B02.2507

 

illustrations collections file

 
 

biog notes Wisbech Standard 24.8.1923 p5

 
 

CWN 5.2.92, 12.2.92

 

REC PHOTO CO

Soham

K1933

REDGELL, J

Reach

 
 

c1890 gardener, lived in house later Post

 
 

Office at Reach

 
 

negatives with Colin Washtell

 
 

see engravers

 

REGENT STUDIO

88 Regent St

S1910-26

 

see "Starr & Rignall"

 

*REID, G

Late, 700 slides, largest donation

CAS 1935

 

CWN 6.11.91

 

REILLY, M.O.

CAS 1932

 

RIGNALL, John Willam

Ely

K1904

 

Starr & Rignall qy

K1904

ROBINSON, F

CAS 1928

 

ROBBINS, Sarman & Tom Emmett

Wisbech

K1869

ROBINSON, Dr F

lectures CPC 17.12.40, 15.7.41

 

ROE, C.S.

Market Hill, Cambridge

 
 

"perhaps one of most successful amateurs in country" (Ch.9.1.1891)

 

ROLLESTON, E Mrs

CAS 1932

 

ROSS, Peter

March

K1888

RUTTER, Charles William

Wisbech

K1908-29

 

produced postcards

R78

RYLANDS, J

photos

B.Fal.J7 7675-7

SANDERSON see also GOODRICH & SANDERSON

   

*SALMON, Percy R

see biog index

 
 

lectures Melbourn & Meldreth CPC 19.10.37

 
 

CAS 1932

 
 

CWN 11.10.90

 

SALTMARSH, J

CAS 1939

 

*SANDERSON, Frederick Herbert

48 Bridge St

S1895

 

obit CIP 12.7.1929 p13

 
 

prizes Ch 9.1.1891

 
 

POP

 
 

CWN 31.1.91, 7.2.91

 

SANDERSON, L W

49 Oxford Rd

S1927-9

 

15 Hills Rd

S1929-32

SANDY, John

166 East Rd

K1912

SARONY, Wisbech

1854, Sep 23, Sep 30, Nov 18, Dec 2

 

SAUNDERS, H.W.

CAS 1928

 

SCALES, H C

17 Willow Walk

 
 

photo

c1880

*SCOON, John H

see illustrations file & list

 
 

CWN 19.2.92, 26.2.92

 

SCOTT, James W

74 Humberstone rd

S1932-37

 

21 Haig Rd

S1937-40

SCOTT & WILKINSON,

47 St Andrews st

S1887-K1929

 

59 Regent St

K1933

 

advert

1891, Aug 14

 

display advert

 
 

three Scotts married 3 Farrens

 
 

negs have survived Oxford

 

SCRUBY, F.M.

CAS 1936

 
 

cartes de visite collection

 

SEATON, William E

Chatteris

K1912-16

SEVERS, Mrs

negs taken 40 years ago

CAS 1904

SEWELL, George H

"well-known amateur" CPC 11.1.38

 

SHAW, Clement Athol

2 St Mary's Passage

S1898-K1900

SHELDON, G

& Melbourn Place

K1864

SHELTON & TIBBITTS, Ely

produced postcards

R78 p17

SHEPHERD, A W

Soham

K1916-29

SHEPHERD, Alfred J

Soham

K1937

SHERBORN, Henry Robert

Newmarket

K1874-1937

 

cartes de visite

 

SIMPSON

"any photos churches, all pics disposed of

CAS 1932

SIMPSON, Jn G

4 Priory St

S1884-K1904

 

13 Priory St

S1895-S1911

 

15 Priory St

S1912-33

*SIMPSON BROS

Cambridge

S1878

 

see "The Simpson brothers" D10.0203

 
 

CWN 13.8.91

 

SKEELS, Ernest

Chatteris

K1904-37

SMART, E

CAS 1929

 

SMEE, Sidney C

see engravers index

 

SMEE & CO

98 Mill Rd

K1896

SMITH

Fowlmere

CAS 1929

SMITH, Alfred

Shepreth

K1912-22

SMITH, C.W.

Photos of windmills

CAS 1928

SMITH, Frederick John

Cottenham

K1904-16

SMITH, J

26 Lower Park St

S1881

SMITH, L William

Wisbech

K1908

*SMITH, Samuel (1802-1892),

Wisbech

 
 

details

FA

 

see book catalogue

 
 

CWN 3.1.91

 

*SMITH, W.H.

postcards

 
 

CWN 31.12.91

 

*SNELSON, Briscoe G.A.

Royal photog soc show

1941 (CDN)

 

see CPC

 
 

CAS 1932

 
 

see negatives & glass slides collections

 
 

CWN 13.12.90, 20.12.90, 27.12.90

 

SOUTON, F

CAS 1936

 

SPENCELY, David Robert

Littleport

K1892-1912

 

produced postcards

R78

 

moves from shop Granby street, photos 1897 floods

 
 

WS 12.12.97 p8

 

SQUIRES, W,

29 Corn Exchange St

S1866-67

 

takes pic new MP

Ch 5.5.66 p8

 

1868, May 23

 
 

fire at

1870, Jul 30

*SQUIRES, W.C.

International exhibition

CDN 30.9.22

 

see CPC

 
 

glass slides & photos collection

 
 

CWN 18.10.90

 

STALLAN, William James

Sawston

K1904

STAPLES, American

1856, Jul 26

 

STARR

see GATES & STARR

 

*STARR, Ralph

108 Fitzroy St

S1891-1900

 

opens studios Fitzroy St

CDN 10.5.90 p1

 

death Ralph Starr

CDN 26.8.50

 

cartes de visite

 
 

CWN 29.11.90

 

STARR & RIGNALL

108 Fitzroy St

K1904-19

 

43 Fitzroy St

S1920-26

 

85 Regent St

K1929-40

 

and see Regent Studio

S1910-26

 

also Ely

 

STEARN, Miss

CAS 1936

 

*STEARN, Thomas Mr & Mrs

72 Bridge St

K1869-1957

 

adv

Ch 10.3.66 p1

 

now take cabinet portraits

1867,Apr.20, 1868 Jun 20

 

reduced prices for cash

1870, Jan 8

 

took picture rowing accident

CDN 9.3.1888

 

cartes de visite

 
 

display advert

see illustrations collections

STEARN, Walter James

death

CDN 2.1929

STEARNS

joined Eaden Lilley

1970 (CDN)

STEELE, Enock

Wisbech

K1869-74

STOAKLEY, Fred

first 3-colour photo

1907 (CDN)

 

CPC minutes 12.22,12.23

 
 

death CPC 25.1.27

 

STOKES, H.P.

(late)

CAS 1931

STRICKLAND, T.A.G.

CAS 1935

 

SUCKLING, Arthur H

Linton

K1904-16

SWAINE, G

Wisbech

K1864-96

SWANN, F.C.

elected CPC 18.10.38

 

SYMONDS, C

CAS 1928

 

*TALBOT, Stanley F

Linton

K1904

*TAMS, W

see index to engravers & postcard series

 
 

see CPC

 
 

committee

CAS 1925

 

CWN 2.5.91, 9.5.91

 

TAYLOR, J.H.

"one earliest pioneers", death CPC 14.4.14

 

TEBBUTT, C.F.

CAS 1928

 

TEBBUTT, L

CAS 1942

 

THOMPSON

photos of Elsworth

 
 

CAS 1928

 

TIMSON, Thomas

Fordham

K1896-1900

TIMSON, Thomas

Soham

K1904-08

*TITTERTON, John

Ely

K1858-1900

 

1861, Aug 17;

 
 

phtotog'r to British Association

1864 Aug 27

 

dies

ES 24.7.14 p5

 

CWN 8.11.90

 

TRENGROVE, J D

Whittlesey

K1896

TURNER & SONS (CAMBRIDGE) LTD

Wisbech

K1933

 

4 Peas Hill

K1937

TURNER, L

CAS 1935

 

TYNDALL, G.H. Ely

produced postcards

R78 p17

UNIVERSITY PHOTO WORKS LTD

40 Humberstone Rd

S1929-40

*VALENTINE & SONS

POSTCARDS

 
 

CWN 16.10.91

 

VILLIERS

daguerrotype ports, Ely

Ch 14.5.53

VINTER, G.O.

CAS 1939

 

WADDELL, Dr A.R.

death CPC 29.4.29

 

*WAILES, Rex

CWN 22.7.92

 

WALLIS, Harry

47 Burleigh St

S1910-23

WATSON, E.F.

CAS 1928

 

WEHRLE, Miss

29 Sidney St

S1920-25

WHETTON, Edward

Jesus Grove

S1878

 

11 Willow Walk

S1881

 

5 Downing St

K1883-88

 

display advert

 

WHITE, H Faulkner

47 St Andrews St

K1883-4

 

cartes de visite

 
 

display advert

 

WILKINSON

see SCOTT & WILKINSON  

WILKINSON, W

Whittlesey

K1888-1900

WILLIAMS, J.F.

CAS 1942

 

WILLIAMSON, N.F.P.E.

CAS 1935

 

WILLINGALE, Edith, Miss

Chatteris

K1922-29

WILSON, E.F.

CAS 1929

 

WILSON, William Frost

Duxford

K1896

WINSHIP, A.J.

CAS 1935

 

WITCOMBE, E L Ltd

Wisbech

K1937

WOOD, F.C.

CAS 1933

 

WRIGHT, J J

Wisbech

K1908

YARKER, F.P.L

CAS 1933

 

YOUNG, E

Newmarket

K1916-22

ZURCHER

CAS 1931

 

 


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