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Trying to find info on

Richard Lang Sims (B 1860 in Greenwich, Kent – D 1939)

was a photographer in Lambeth. Member of The Royal Photographic Society from 1902.President of Professional Photographers' Association c.1909

William Arthur Sims (B abt 1863 in Greenwich, Kent) was a photographer in Lewisham (c.1891) and Walthamstow (c.1901)

Thomas Bond Sims (B 1870 in Greenwich, Kent –  D 1940)

had a studio in Greenwich 1888 - 1889 and was a photographer in Portsmouth (c.1901 -1911). He is credited with a photo of King Edward VII in the NPG.

Tweedie Campbell Sims (B 7 Nov 1876 in Blackheath, London)

was a photographer in London and from c.1901 in Canada.

Sister Eliza Ada Sims (B 1867 in Greenwich, Kent) Married

George William Rousham (B 1874 in Newington, Surrey - D 1946 in Brentford, Middlesex) was a photographer in Folkestone, Kent (c.1901)

Their father Samuel Sims (B 1827 in Devonport, Devon – D 1891 in Greenwich) is supposed to have had a Studio at Glenton House, 26 King Street, Greenwich 1869 - 1874. Succeeded by Richard Lang Sims. Aka Royal Park Photographic Studio. Also a Studio at Wellington Lodge, Brockley Road, Woolwich (c 1870)

Any leads, photos or info gratefully welcomed.

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Hellom for the top one have you thought of looking at Lambeth Archives?

 

Have you looked at David Webb's excellent PhotoLondon site?

http://www.photolondon.org.uk/default.asp

 

some of your Sims are in there.  Sadly, I don't think that David is contributing to this database any longer.  It is a fabulous resource.                   Larry

My researches into seaside photographers have turned up Havard Sims of 34 Marine Terrace, Margate. He appears to trade as a beach photographer as Uncle Sims. Have found him listed in 1929 and 1936 Kelly's directory for Thanet. Only a thought. Best wishes Paul.

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