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Research: Thomas Frederick Hardwich (1829-1890)

Rose Teanby who has been researching Robert Howlett has turned her attention to one of Howlett's contemporaries, collaborator and close friend T Frederick Hardwich. Hardwich was an important figure in early British photography and lecturer in photography at Kings College, London, before he abruptly left to take up holy orders. He is perhaps best known today for his manual of photographic chemistry.  

Rose's research can be read here: http://www.photohistories.com/Photo-Histories/75/the-two-lives-of-t....

Hardwich's work at KCL was commemorated in a memorial service held in King's College chapel (seen below) on 26 April. 

Image of King's College chapel, © Rose Teanby ARPS; portrait of Hardwich from the Photographic Society Club album, 1856, held at the Wellcome Library, London 

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