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The studio BYRNE & Co of Richmond - are any facts available ? I mean how long in the photographic business, who was owner/founder etc. Please take a look at the letter cover.

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Comment by Sandy Barrie on August 29, 2017 at 8:42

Byrne, William Joseph. & Co. (died 1916)

      68 Southampton St, Finsbury, London (census)                                                    1861

      Byrne & Co. (W.J. Byrne & William Robey, partnership)

      1 Clarence Trc, Hill St, Richmond, London                                                    1872 - 73

      (Partnership dissolved April 1873)

      1 Clarence Trc, Hill St, Richmond, London                                                    1874 - 88

      7 Hill St, Richmond, London                                                                          1882 - 88

      3 Colville Mansions, Powis Trce, Kensington, London (census)                            1891

      16, 19 & 21 Hill St, Richmond, London                                                     1892 - 1900

      2 Royal Trce, Hill St, Richmond, London                                                               1892

      16 & 19 Hill St, Richmond, London                                                               1902 - 03

      4 Heron Court, Richmond, London                                                             1888 - 1905

My data on Byrne, from my book, Directory of English Scottish & Welsh Photographers 1839-1940.

regards, Sandy Barrie

Comment by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS on August 22, 2017 at 22:13

W. J. seems to have been an habitual letter writer, and an entrant and winner in many shows.

I have likely had near 100 hits on a "W.J Byrnes" Including an article on his work in Wilson's Photographic Magaine, of April 1898, which I have extracted here: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7dapivrrg37oqd/Extracted%20pages%20from%...

Also

From a Belian Journal Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p39nzq7cmqdik8g/Extracted%20pages%20from%...

And well represented with images in the article on photographing children:

in Another Wilson's of Dec 1893

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2cibere9v4677e/Extracted%20pages%20from%...

From Photo Beacon Apr 1893:

BYRNE & COMPANY, of Richmond,
London, are sending about one hundred
pictures, among them being portraits of
the Prince of Wales and family, and
other royal and distinguished person¬
ages. Many of the pictures are direct
life-size portraits.

_________________

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. [Oct. 7, 1882.
180. Viscount Cole, M.P. (Enlarged on drawing-pater for Crayons,
original Negative byJohn Edwards) Autotype Co.
181. Mrs. William James (Ditto) Ditto.
182. Panel Portraits of Children W.J. Byrne & Co.— MEDAL.
183. Winter on the Thames. (Platinotype print by) Fred. Hollyer
184. Instantaneous Photographs of Children Robert Faulkner.
185. Portraits : Charles and Edward Farrar, sons of Rev. Canon
Farrar ; Kathleen Donaldson Hudson ; Lady Sybil Mary
McDonnell, and Katharine and Mary Hart Davis ... Ditto.
186. "Shadows." (Enlargements on porcelain by the Collodion
process) Lydell Sawyer.
187. "Sunbeams." (Ditto) Ditto.
188. Cabinet Portraits of Children W. J. Byrne & Co.
189. Portraits LOMBARDI & CO.
190. Portrait Studies... F. Downer.
191. Gleanings from the Riviera : View at Nice ; At Cannes ; Les
Blancheuses ; Orange ; Palm Tree ; Cannes ; At Cannes ;
The Quay Di ; Di from the Pier; Les Blancheuses ... F. Beasley, Jun.
192. Gleanings from the Riviera : The Torrent, Nice ; Chalet—the
Queen's Residence at Mentone ; View at Mentone ; In the
Borigo Valley, Mentone ; The Eucus Plant ; The Wood
man ; Les Blancheuses, Nice ; Roman Bridge ; View at
Mentone Ditto.
193. View at Keston, Kent. (Printed in single transfer carbon, from
plates reversed in the Camera) R. V. Harman.
194. Ditto. (Ditto) Ditto.
195. Lausanne Cathedral. (Enlargement from plate, (3 x 2 in., by) Clive F. Pritchard.
196. Darlington Forge Works . . W. McLf.ish.
197. Portraits Lombardi & Co.
198. Ditto Ditto.
199. Artificial Light Portraits ... George Tuohy.
200. Instantaneous Portraits ... Ditto.
201. The Blacksmith's Forge. (Enlargement) ... Edmund Hyde.
202. Old Oak Staircase, Moulton Hall, Richmond, Yorkshire W. S. Sanderson.
203. Portrait Studies ... E. A. Maxwell.
204. Portraits. (Gelatine print*) Heath & Bullingham.
205. Portrait Studies ... Adams & Stilliad.
206. Ditto. Charles F. Wing.
207. Studies: " Asleep at Last ; " "Meditation" Alfred Hendery.
208 Mr. Perrini in character : " Fille de Tambour-Major" J. A. Kay.
209. Views : Cottages at Selworthy ; On the East Lynn ; In Glen
Lynn Edward Brightman.
210. Cottages at Lynmouth ; At Lynmouth ; On the East Lynn Ditto.
211. Lynmouth, from Harbour ; Cottage at Selworthy ; Lynmouth
Beach Ditto.
212. Seascape J. W. Robinson, Junr.
213. " Mother's Helps " Mrs. S. Glen Payne.
214. " Music hath Charms " ... Ditto.
215. " An April Shower " Ditto.
216. " The Tambourine " John Chaffin & Sons.
217. "Lazy Nell" ... Robert Slingsby.
218. Children of Lord Chief Justice Morris. (Enlargement on opal,
original Negative by Lafayette, Dublin) Autotype Co.
219. The Stallwork, Chester Cathedral. (Enlargementfrom original
Negative, wet collodion, three hours' exposure, by) ... Silvester Parry.
220. Portrait Studies ... ... ... Abel Lewis.—MEDAL.
221. Polpero, Cornwall, looking East and West ... Joseph Gale.
222. The Thames : Goring-Streatley Ditto.

__________________________

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. [Dec. 5, 1882.
WRATTEN & WAINWRIGHT'S
"LONDON"
IMMiXOMOMM DBi TOW
MOST SENSITIVE & MOST PEEFEOT in the MAEKET.
SPECIAL TERMS TO LARGE BUYERS AND SHIPPERS.
TESTIMONIALS.
Richmond,
Messrs, Wratten and Wainwright. November 21, 1882.
Dear Sirs,
At the last four Exhibitions where I have shown photographs I have, in
each instance, gained a First Medal.
I think you will be pleased to know that all the pictures were taken with plates
of your manufacture.
Yours very truly,
W. J. BYRNE.*

____________________________

Photographic Journal Dec 5, 1882

The Report of the Judges of Awards showed that Medals had been awarded to
the following :—
W. J. A. Grant,
John G. Horsey,
Frank M. Sutcliffe,
H. P. Robinson,
W. J. Byrne,
Abel Lewis,
Robert Slingsby,
John Chaffin and Sons,
J. Gale,
Henry Stevens,'
Adam Diston.

It's getting late. I will try to dig through the rest as time allows.

--Dick Sullivan

Comment by Daniel Catan on August 19, 2017 at 21:45

W. J. Byrne's death before March 1916.

https://archive.rps.org/archive/volume-56/727857?q=byrne

Comment by Daniel Catan on August 19, 2017 at 21:20
Comment by Daniel Catan on August 19, 2017 at 20:58

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/search/results?sourcecategory=census...

William R Robey
1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Collections from Great Britain, England
Country England
County Surrey
Year 1851
Birth Year 1846
Age 5
Registration District Richmond upon Thames
Comment by Daniel Catan on August 19, 2017 at 20:50

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3221...

  • ID: I008
  • Name: William ROBEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1819 in Melbourne, Derbyshire
  • Christening: 1851 Census - living at 8 Royal Terrace, Richmond as hairdresser employing 1 man.
  • Burial: 1861 Census - living at 1 Clarence Terrace, Richmond, employing 1 man & 3 assistants
  • LDS Baptism: 1871 Census - living at 1 Clarence Terrace & employing 2 assistants
  • Endowment: 1881 Census - living 2 Webster Tce Alfreton as head of h/hold - hairdresser age 58?
  • Sealing Child: 1901 Census - Boarding in Acle Norfolk

    Father: John ROBEY b: in Melbourne, Derbyshire 
    Mother: Mary DUNNICLIFFE

    Marriage 1 Ann LOOSE b: 1820
    • Married: 26 May 1844 in St. James' Westminster, Middlesex
Comment by Daniel Catan on August 19, 2017 at 15:13

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/number_19_hill_street

Directories for Number 19 Clarence Terrace 
1865 1883 1900
W Robey. Hairdresser and Perfumer.     Byrne & Co. Photographers.       W J Byrne & Co. Photographers.
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