Visit to Sit David Brewster
1843, several gentlemen from the legal profession in Edinburgh visited Sir David
Brewster in St Andrews to learn about the calotype
They returned to Edinburgh and formed the Edinburgh Calotype Club.
Little is known about the activities of the club, except that:
they were a group of enthusiasts who met informally in each otherís
houses to discuss their photography, and
they produced two albums of their work between
around the late 1840s.
The Edinburgh Room of t holds one of the two albums.
The other was believed to have been lost for ever, but was found and
auctioned in December 2001. I have not yet discovered who the
Calotype Album held by the Central Library,
Edinburgh, was compiled by James Francis Montgomery, later Dean of St
Maryís Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, a member of the
Edinburgh Calotype Club.