Charles John Burnett
PSS Founding Member
Charles John Burnett was one of the founding members of the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856. Brief details of his PSS Membership can be found on this page
He experimented with materials other than silver (including carbon, platinum and uranium) in his search for more stable photographs, and wrote a series of articles on the subject.
John Muir Wood may have been familiar with articles written by C J Burnett when he carried out his own experiments.
Papers by CJ Burnett were read to PSS Meetings:
- in the early months of 1857
Literature by C J Burnett
- Burnt-in Photography on Porcelain, Glass and Allied
Vitreous and Ceramic Fabrics
- Photography in Colour (C J Burnett, Edinburgh 1857)
- 'Paper on the Application of Uranium'
- Letter about 'Blue Lenses &c'
- Letter about 'The Use of Gelatin and Tannin and
- Letter about 'M. Stella's Tonic Process'
- Letter about 'Use of Various Chemicals'
Thomas Sutton's editorial also refers to C J
[Scottish Photography - A Bibliography: 1839-1989 (Sara Stevenson + AD Morrison-Low]
C J Burnett donated prints to Photographic Society of Scotland albums in 1856. He also submitted prints to Exhibitions.
However, Donald Stewart, Dundee, who is researching C J Burnett says he has been told that none of C J Burnett's photographs have survived.
If you know where the PSS Albums might be now, or if you know of any other photographs by C J Burnett that might have survived, please e-mail me and I'll pass on the news to Donald.
Thank you. - Peter Stubbs: August 12, 2007
'The Photography of John Muir Wood, An Accomplished Amateur 1805-1892''
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