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Edward Scott, Photographic Attendant to Clementina Hawarden, 1861

Ever come across Edward Scott? He is listed in the 1861 census as one of the (many) servants in the Hawardens’ London household. His role is listed as “Photographic Attendant.” His age is given as 19 and his birthplace as Ireland.

Any idea who he was? I assume that he would have gone to work (and live) with Hawarden on the recommendation of an associate in the Photographic Society. Perhaps he went on to work in a studio after her death in early 1865.

Another point: I wonder how many amateur photographers had “photographic attendants” on household staff? 

Thoughts, info, comments all welcome!

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Comment by Virginia Dodier on April 29, 2018 at 15:35

Thanks, I’ll look into it!

Comment by G.W. Tucker. on April 23, 2018 at 14:05

An Edward Scott became a member of the North London Photographic Society in 1861. Alas, I seem to have mis-transcribed the source for this scrap as being from the RPS Journal 15th.March 1861; but it will be elsewhere, simply listing his name as a new member.  Not much, and of course may be a different cove, but for what its worth........

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