W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article:
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin 1896, pg 57
SOME FORGOTTEN PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY.
W. J. Harrison
He says at the very end of the article:
"Before taking leave of my subject for the present, it may be well to remark that the publication of Daguerre's delicate results temporarily threw the other photographic processes of the time into the shade, for the early paper photographs were doubtless coarse enough. Still, the first man to turn out fixed photographs upon paper was Mungo Ponton, in 1838, as published in The Philosophical Magazine of that year. His act of publication was before those of Daguerre, Fox Talbot, Niepce and Bayard. "
Doubtless this has been debunked, but I still want to see his source. I have been able to find the July-December volume of the Philosophical Magazine of 1838 but not the January to June. Does anyone here have access to that volume which does not seem to be online. (I could have missed it.)
If anybody knows why Harrison was mistaken or if the Philosophical Magazine had it wrong I would be pleased to know the reasons.
Harrison had also written a book on photographic chemistry as well so he is credible.