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Photographic Society of Great Britain

The Photographic Journal was published by Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane, London, Booksellers to The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales, 59 Pall Mall, London.

The title page of the first edition in the New Series read:


The Photographic Journal

including the

Transactions of the

Photographic Society of Great Britain

for the Session

1876 to 1877


Vol 1  -  New Series

The Photographic Society of Great Britain met monthly from about October to June each year.  An edition of The Photogrpahic Journal was published in each of these months.


The first edition each year included all entries in the Society's Annual Exhibition, held at 5a, Pall Mall, East.

Subsequent editions each year included some long technical papers on the chemistry and optics of photography.  Capt. W de W Abney was a regular contributor.

I have read the following editions of the new series of The Photographic Journal :
Vol 1:   1876-77 Vol 2:   1877-78 Vol 3:   1878-79
Vol 4:   1879-80 Vol 5:   1880-81 Vol 6:    1881-82
Vol 7:   1882-83 Vol 8:   1883-84 Vol 9:    1884-85

Early Discoveries

In the 1876-1885 editions of The Photographic Journal, I found only occasional references to Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland.

However, In 1884, The Photographic Journal published two tables of "Discoveries Regarding Action of Light".

Discoveries Regarding Action of Light

Table 1

includes 1840s

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Table 2

includes pre-history

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Copies of The Photographic Journal are held by the National Library of Scotland.     Ref. No. Q110 SER


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