PSS Members 

George  Wilson


and his  brother, Daniel Wilson


The  Wilson Brothers

Thank you to Elizabeth Hulse,  Canada who wrote

George Wilson

"I came across your Photographic Society of Scotland listing for George Wilson of Edinburgh University and Elm Cottage, Whitehouse, which states that he joined the PSS in 1856 and that his membership ended some time before 1865.

George Wilson, who was born in 1818, in fact died in 1859.  At the time of his death, he was the first director of the Industrial Museum of Scotland, now the Royal Museum of Scotland, and also Professor of Technology at the University of Edinburgh, the only person to hold this chair.

Elm Cottage, a pair of houses on Blackford Road built by the Wilson family, is still standing."

Elizabeth added:

Daniel Wilson

"I am the editor of a volume of essays on George's brother, the antiquarian and archaeologist Daniel Wilson.

 Daniel had a lifelong interest in photography. He emigrated to Canada in 1853 to teach at the University of Toronto, but there is no doubt that had he remained in Scotland, he would also have become a member of the PSS.

 Elizabeth Hulse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  August 26, 2007



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