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I'm searching for information on the early Inverness artist-photographer Andrew Paterson, who set up his studio in 1896, and his son Hector Paterson, who took over the business upon his fathers death in 1948. (I don't think the studio itself outlasted the retirement of Hector c1983).
Andrew Paterson was an award-winning, internationally renown portrait photographer, but there is scant information about him online. Some of his sitters included Sir John Barbirolli, Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald, Hilaire Belloc, Sir John Gielgud, Compton Mackenzie, Dame Anna Neagle, the Czech statesman Jan Masaryk, Noel Coward, Hugh Dalton, Neil M. Gunn, Lord Lovat, the artist Sir William Russell Flint and George Bernard Shaw.
I would be grateful for any nuggets of information, or indeed appreciative of any leads that can be provided to point me in the right direction for further research.