Society of Scotland
Photographic Society of Scotland made arrangements from the outset for its
proceedings to be published in both The Photographic Journal and
Society appeared to be in a good bargaining position in their dealings
with Mr Sutton, Editor of Photographic Notes, who offered to place the
name of the society on the title page of his journal.
25 April 1856,
the PSS Patron,
President, Vice Presidents, Council Members, Hon Treasurer and Hon Sec
were all named in Vol 1, No 5 of Photographic Notes.
PSS approaches Thomas Sutton
Hon Sec of PSS was accordingly directed to intimate to Mr Sutton that the
Council was prepared to enter into arrangements with him for the
publication of the Transactions of
the Society till March 1857 on the condition:
he calls his Journal “Photographic Notes and Journal of the Photographic
Society of Scotland and also that of Manchester”
he inserts in the first number of the Journal after receiving them, the
short reports of the proceedings, or papers at length as may be provided
to him by the Society
that the Society reserves to itself the
right to publish at any time short notices of the meetings in the
Edinburgh Papers, and also to re-publish reports or papers after they have
appeared in his journal.
with Mr Sutton for publication of the Photographic Society of Scotland’s
Proceedings were in fact terminated in March 1857.
At the Photographic Society of Scotland’s 2nd AGM in
March 1857 it was announced that
publication of proceedings in Photographic notes was not entirely
convenient and has now expired."
1, No. 8
described a very convenient kind of camera made by Mr Bell of Potterrow,
A book was
advertised: Price 1/- or 1/1d by post.
Thomson of Ross & Thomson
Heliochromy; or Painting by Light [with illuminated
Review (by Professor
little work on Heliochromy contains a large amount of very valuable
matter, and cannot fail to advance the Photographic art in that especial
1, No. 13
for the 1st PSS Exhibition
varieties of Photographic Pictures including those for the Stereoscope,
and those transferred to Stone or Metal Plates for ordinary printing
will be admissible.”
1, No. 15
for the 1st PSS Exhibition
should be framed and glazed, and those smaller than 9 x 7 ins to
be arranged 4 in a frame.”
PSS considers its
James Ross of PSS stated that Mr Wood of Princes Street had offered, if
the Society would commence a Journal similar to those of the London and
Liverpool Societies, to be the pecuniary part of the undertaking on his
own responsibility for twelve months
Council Meeting -
16 Feb 1857]
its own Journal (again)
1859, Sir David Brewster wrote:
reference to the publication of the Transactions, I beg to request that an
Edinburgh Photographic Journal should be established.
There are now Four or Five journals in England, and I feel assured
that if you could finance a clever scientific Editor in Edinburgh a
Journal might be got off that would ….. pay its own expenses and
contribute to the advancement of Photography.
arrangement which now exists with the London Photographic Journal need not
Mr D Wilson or Mr Swan or Mr Lang could be induced to take an
interest in such a scheme.
I am sure it would proceed and be creditable not only to the
Photographic Society but to Scotland.”
from Sir David Brewster to PSS
Secretary, Kinnear -
21 Jan 1859]
Collodion Process - exchange of correspondence
1869, Photographic Notes, Vol 13, included controversy between the Edinburgh photographers,
Tunny and McCraw concerning the invention of the collodion process.
575: Long article by Tunny
Page 593: McCraw’s reply
Page 607: Brief reply
by Tunny to McCraw
Page 620: Letter from Enquirer
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